After weeks of lockdown, Greece has begun a phased reopening of various services in the country, with the aim of reopening hotels in July.
Speaking to CNN, Mitsotakis said that traveling would only be an option if it is considered safe. At European level, he said he would support travellers to get an antibody or PCR test before they arrive in Greece, stressing that if tourism is indeed possible, travellers should be prepared for their experience to be very different. ‘More social distance, maybe no bars open and no street crowds, but you can still get a fantastic experience in Greece, provided the global epidemic comes down.’ The Prime Minister also said that Greece would reopen at best on 1 July and that they are preparing for it. The plan requires protocols to be drawn up with respect to airlines.
Like many countries around the world, Greece’s recovering economy has been hit hard by the loss of tourism. Mitsotakis, however, was optimistic, telling CNN that he hoped the worst for the country would be over.