Greece is 'open' and its Covid-19 rules 'belong to the past', tourists told

A $4.2 billion initiative with UAE will boost tourism between the two countries ahead of summer season

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Greece is gearing up for a busy summer season and is ready to welcome travellers with no restrictions.

That’s the message from the Mediterranean holiday hotspot, delivered at the Arabian Travel Market this year.

“Greece is an open country; we don’t have any restrictions any more and every restriction of Covid belongs to the past,” said Dimitrios Fragakis, general secretary of the Greek National Tourism Organisation, at the annual travel show in Dubai.

“I think people don’t know this yet, there was some confusion. But I would like to point out that there are no restrictions in Greece other than wearing face masks in internal areas.

“Greece is open, people can travel freely,” he told The National.

As well as dropping travel requirements, the country on May 1 lifted domestic Covid-19 measures. This means that travellers can access cafes, bars, restaurants and other public places without having to show any negative PCR test results or vaccination proof.

A boost for UAE-Greece tourism