Greece opens for tourists from Norway

GreeceA coast guard officer wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, walks on the dock as a ferry, right, leaves and another one approaches the Aegean Sea island of Milos, Greece, on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands Monday, and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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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.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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