Israel Seen Putting Greece on COVID Quarantine List for Travel

July 19, 2021

After both countries celebrated how they would have a corridor of tourists between them, Israel is reportedly set to require travelers who to go Greece face quarantine on return, another blow to Greek tourism hopes as COVID-19 jumps.

Greece's New Democracy government has been trying to simultaneously lure foreign visitors while fighting the pandemic, allowing businesses to open but not making vaccinations a requirement, especially hurting islands.

Israel's national broadcaster Kan News reported that officials considering the move because of rising in infections on Greece, one of the most popular vacation destinations for Israelis.

A number of cases were found among vacations arriving back in Israel from Greece, also said The Times of Israel (TOI) although Greek officials said tourists are not the source of the new tide and spread of the Delta Variant.

Greece requires tourists to be vaccinated or to be free of the Coronavirus but not tourism workers who don't have to be inoculated while serving or waiting on them, especially on islands that were supposed to become COVID-free oases.

There are some 200-230 flights between the two nations every week, the paper said, showing the extent of the hit Greece will take, as Germany also won't let its residents go to the country without facing restrictions on return there.


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