Coming to Greece is absolutely safe. There is no risk of any infection and in case of an accident or other kind of medical emergency the hospital and pharmacies are equipped and the doctors are excellent. Even in secluded areas medical care is more than sufficient. 

Most people when think of Greece they think about the shining islands and the beautiful beaches with the crystal clear waters, but Greece is not just that. There are many options for those who choose Greece as a winter destination such as ski resorts and amazing little towns in the mountains. Summer is the busiest time of the year and even if the temperatures can be really high, we would suggest that you do not miss to experience the uniqueness of the Greek summer.

If you visit in summer make sure that you pack light clothes, hat, sun glasses and sun block as the temperatures can reach very high levels and the sun is very bright for the most part of the day. Most likely you will need the above items on autumn and spring, since the bright sun and the warm temperatures occupy the majority of the year. If you choose to visit in winter, you should pack warm clothes as it can get very cold, especially in certain areas. You should keep your sun glasses thought as we have bright sun all year long!

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Greece to welcome vaccinated and COVID-negative tourists from May

ATHENS, March 9 (Reuters) – People who are vaccinated against COVID-19, have antibodies or test negative can travel to Greece this summer, Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis said on Tuesday.

Tourism is a major income earner for Greece, which has led calls for an EU-wide vaccination certificate to help unlock travel.

The industry accounts for about a fifth of the Greek economy and employs one in five workers, but arrivals collapsed last year because of the pandemic.

Greece is aiming to kick off its vital summer season by mid-May, said Theocharis as he addressed the ITB Berlin trade show from the Athens Acropolis Museum, home to sculptures from Greek antiquity.

“Greece is ready with a complete protocol for summer 2021,” he said. “Tourists will be welcome if before travel they are either vaccinated, or have antibodies, or test negative. All tourists will be subject to random testing.”

He said the authorities would prioritise the vaccination of people working in the hospitality sector once the most vulnerable were vaccinated, and were mandating the frequent testing of employees.

Greece has imposed a lockdown in several parts of the country to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic after a surge in new infections piled pressure on its health system, but it has still fared better than most of Europe with almost 7,000 deaths since the pandemic began. (Reporting by Karolina Tagaris; Editing by Alison Williams)


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