Lebanon among 29 Nations whose Citizens Can Visit Greece from June 15

Clay Curtis
June 2, 2020

As of July 1, global flights are allowed into all airports in Greece and visitors are subject to random tests upon arrival, while additional restrictions regarding certain countries will be announced at a later date, the ministry stressed.

Sample tests for the novel coronavirus will be conducted to travelers from the 29 countries - that include Albania, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea and Switzerland.

The list now includes passengers arriving from Paris airports, northern Italy, Belgium, Spain, the united kingdom, and the US, amongst others. For positive tests, they will remain in a 14-day quarantine with their health monitored.

Global flights are allowed into all airports in Greece.

Greece has pledged to "welcome the world" to visitors starting from June 15, when it will resume flights to the country's two main airports - Athens and Thessaloniki.

Haris Theoharis the Greek Tourism Minister told ITV News on Friday, that the UK's coronavirus track record may not be good enough to allow Britons entry into the country.

Visitors would be tested for the novel coronavirus upon arrival, the tourism ministry said.

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"An overnight stay at a designated hotel is required".

Passengers flying to Greece from other United Kingdom airports in the bridge phase would only be subject to random testing and would not have to undergo any form of quarantine, unless they tested positive for the virus.

The list included over a dozen European Union countries but Britain, France, Italy and Spain were not among them owing to the spread of the pandemic there.

Since May 4, Greece has progressively opened tourism-related businesses following a lockdown imposed in March to stave off an economic contraction that could reach 13 percent of output this year. The policy will be applied during the June 15-30 "bridge phase".

The country so far has a total of 175 deaths and over 2,900 confirmed cases, AP reports.

Hugely dependent on tourism, a sector that accounts for nearly 25% of GDP, Greece is eager to reopen and capitalise on its successful handling of the pandemic.

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