From June 15, Greece opens for travelers from Norway and 28 other countries. But Norwegian authorities still advise against foreign travel.
Travelers can arrive in Greece by direct flight to Athens or via the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, the Greek Ministry of Tourism has stated.
Countries on the list are Albania, Australia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Israel, Japan, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia , Slovenia, Switzerland, South Korea, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Austria.
More countries will be added to the list on July 1.
But the Norwegian authorities have not changed the advice from May 15 to avoid foreign travel until August 20.
Greek authorities shut down large parts of the country in an early phase of the corona pandemic. Greece has only 2,900 confirmed cases of corona infection and 175 corona-related deaths.
Tourism accounts for around 20 per cent of the Greek economy, and the country’s authorities have been keen to reopen the country’s tourism sector.
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