Greece said on Friday it will open tourism from June 15, days before its peak tourism season begins. Tourists from 29 Countries will allow in the country.
The countries are: Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, Israel, Switzerland, Japan, Malta, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Albania, Estonia, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Hungary, South Korea, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Finland.
Tourism is one of the most important element of the economic activity in the country. In 2018, Greece attracted as much as 33 million visitors, contributes 25% of the National Gross Domestic Product.
Tourism sector is badly affected due to Coronavirus Lockdown and countries like Greece which majorly depend upon tourism for economic activity, situation worsened.
Visitors will be randomly tested, the tourism ministry said, and the government would monitor and evaluate developments related to the coronavirus. The list will be updated before July 1, the tourism ministry said.
Greece was able to contain coronavirus cases to below 3,000 because of Nation wide Lockdown and now they have to open tourism sector to run the economy.