Tourism: Which islands are under scrutiny after Mykonos
The new wave of the pandemic and its mutations threatens the tourist season, which was preparing to give a "breath of life" to the Greek economy.
The sharp increase in infections in Mykonos has led to the imposition of a series of measures, which can be a "model" for other tourist destinations.
Crete, Santorini, Paros, Ios, and Corfu are some islands that are under increased surveillance by experts, but still not in a similar situation as Mykonos.
When the restrictions in Mykonos were announced, tourists left the island in waves for other destinations abroad or for the nearby Aegean islands.
Faced with the blow to the local economy, Mykonos businessmen have taken a series of countermeasures in an effort to save what they can from this tourist season, especially after the lifting of restrictive measures on July 26th.
The Association of Entertainment & Catering Businesses of Mykonos - SEDEM, is calling for the review of "the hasty and catastrophic decision for the tourism of the country as a whole and not just for Mykonos" emphasizing that "the damage is growing every hour and very soon it will be irreversible" .
In fact, they propose that the government take measures, such as a mandatory mask everywhere and controls, while they intend to subsidize their employees with 150 euros for them to be vaccinated with the single-dose vaccine.
As a leading tourist factor commented to Ot.gr, Greek tourism faces the problem that anyone who is in quicksand faces.
As soon as he tries to move, he sinks more. So our industry, as soon as we are encouraged by one thing, something else comes and creates more problems for us.
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