Minister addresses concerns over tourism opening

Greece's deputy minister for Civil Protection, Nikos Hardalias, sought to address concerns over the government's plans to reopen tourism to visitors from abroad as of July 1, without subjecting them to coronavirus tests and a mandatory quarantine period.

Speaking at the government's regular public briefing on the course of the epidemic in Greece on Thursday evening, Hardalias assured that the opening of the economy and its vital tourism sector is being carried out according to a detailed plan that will be reviewed on a regular basis and revised as needed.

"We understand citizens' concerns about tourism but there must be trust," he said. "We still have 40 days ahead of us to get ready and to reliably guarantee that all safety standards are met."

Hardalias said that travelers coming from abroad will continue to be quarantined for 14 days until May 21 but added...

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