Original title: Greece announced the new tourism policy for tourists who have been vaccinated with these vaccines. Source: Chinanews.com
China News Service, June 13th. According to the Greek “China Greek Times” report on the 12th, the Greek New Coronavirus Expert Committee recently stated that in addition to Pfizer, Modena, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, it has decided to approve some other new coronavirus vaccines. The vaccination certificate serves as a valid proof of entry into Greece.
According to reports, specifically, the vaccines accepted by the Greek authorities include: the US Novavax vaccine, the Russian “Satellite V” vaccine, China’s Kexing vaccine, China’s Sinopharm vaccine and China’s Cansino biological vaccine. Tourists vaccinated with the above vaccines do not need to present a nucleic acid test certificate when they travel to Greece.
The report pointed out that because the United Kingdom did not include Greece in the green list of low-risk epidemics, the Greek tourism industry will suffer a certain blow, and this move is also regarded as an important measure to stimulate the development of tourism.
According to data provided by the Bank of Greece, for Greece, the UK is the second largest tourism market after Germany. In 2019, 3.5 million Britons went to Greece and generated billions of euros in income for Greece.
At present, British Jet Airways has cancelled all international flights and holiday packages before July 1. TUI (UK) has also cancelled travel packages from the UK to Greece and the UK to Spain before mid-June. However, the CEO of Ryanair is still optimistic about the travel season this summer. He believes that as the vaccination work progresses, international travel will be more convenient from July.
Rhode Island, which mainly receives British tourists, is trying to turn its attention to tourists from other countries. Professionals from Crete said that the vacancy of British tourists is difficult to be filled by tourists from other countries, and many hotels may not be able to operate because of this. (Zhu Tianhao)