Greek Tourism Min Speaks on the Phone with his Egyptian Counterpart

ATHENS — Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis on Tuesday spoke on the phone with Tourism and Antiquities Minister of Egypt Khaled al Anani.

The talks focused on travellers between Greece and Egypt and health safety issues.

Specifically, the two ministers discussed that measures taken by Greece and Egypt against COVID-19 repercussions on tourism, as well as Greece's initiatives at the WTO for which the Egyptian minster congratulated Theoharis as well as Greece's stance at WTO's executive committee. The two ministers agreed to issue an official announcement in which they will state among others:

– The will for the immediate resumption of tourist activities between Greece and Egypt when this is possible, based on the epidemiological data. So the tourists will be not be obliged to remain in quarantine except if there is a medical proof or strong suspicion that they have been infected.

– Tourists travelling between Greece and Egypt will be subject to random testing for COVID-19

– Greek or Egyptian citizens that decide to travel do so on their own responsibility.

– Both countries public health systems will offer, as much as possible, treatment for COVID-19 for Greek and Egyptian tourists, according to the relevant national legislation and the rules of Greece and Egypt.

Finally, Theoharis and el Anani reiterated the need for strict compliance with the rules for air transport according to European Aviation Safety Agency rules on COVID-19.


CORFU - One of Greece's most popular and greenest islands, Corfu, will be home to more of the kind of rich residents, vacationers that the country wants, with plans to build a marina for mega-yachts for the super-wealthy.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.