The plan of the Greek government for the safe opening of tourism in 2021 was presented by the Minister of Tourism Mr. Haris Theocharis, in a Press Conference given in the framework of the international Tourism Exhibition ITB Berlin. Mr. Theocharis set May 14 as the date for the official start of the 2021 tourist season in Greece. At the same time, he revealed the central slogan of the new promotional campaign for Greek Tourism, “All you want is Greece” (“All you want is Greece”).
The press conference was entitled “Return to Greece: The journey to revive a unique experience has just begun” (“Return to Greece: The journey to relive a unique experience has just begun”) was broadcast worldwide via the Internet, online with the Acropolis Museum.
As the Minister of Tourism characteristically pointed out, “always having in mind the faithful implementation of the health protocols, we aspire to open Greek Tourism on May 14th. Until then, we will gradually lift the restrictions, if this is allowed by the estimates of infectious disease specialists for the development of the pandemic. For example, we plan for April the pilot, pilot implementation of the measures we have planned, in the first phase with visitors from European Union countries, as well as with other countries of departure where the vaccination has progressed, such as. Israel. I emphasize, however, that all the opening dates are indicative and may change, depending on developments. “
“All tourist may be subjected to random tests, in the same way as last year. However, a significant difference compared to last year is the rapid test, thanks to which the quarantine for positive cases will start immediately, and not 24 hours later like in 2020,” he added.