People traveling to Greece from another country in the European Union should no longer be quarantined, provided they can provide a negative coronavirus test or have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
The civil aviation authority announced it on Monday.
This is also the case for people arriving from the United States, United Arab Emirates and Serbia.
The rule is already in effect for arrivals from Israel since March.
The required test must be completed within three days, the authority said, and those vaccinated must have received both COVID-19 vaccines at least two weeks before their arrival.
The Greek government has pushed for an EU-wide vaccination passport to boost tourism, an industry that typically accounts for a fifth of Greece’s economy but has been crushed by the pandemic.
Based on current plans, an EU vaccination passport that would give travel privileges to people vaccinated against COVID-19 is only due in June, but Athens wants to open the tourist season on May 14.
Most hotels in Greece were still closed today. (dpa / NAN)
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