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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.

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