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Theoharis at Delphi Forum: Eveyrhting Will Go Well This Year

ATEHNS — Τourism Minister Haris Theoharis expressed optimism on Friday at the Delphi Economic Forum that everything will go well this year, responding to those who express concerns for further spread of the novel coronavirus through tourism.

In fact, Theoharis criticized those who believe that tourism is to blame for the pandemic, noting that such an argument is to discredit the country. This year, the Ministry of Tourism is building on the experience of the past, always in the field of health insurance and with concrete measures responds to new challenges, he said. In fact, Theoharis focused on the way in which our country will receive its visitors as of Friday, where the following will now be required: completion of the PLF one day before departure, vaccination certificate, PCR test up to 72 hours before, certificate of recovery, activation of the Green Pass from 01/06.

In his speech at the forum, Tourism Minister of Tourism conveyed optimistic news from the front of international markets, stating that today in Great Britain, despite the fact that Greece is in the "orange", our country is the 3rd country in bookings, indicative of the interest that the British have for holidays in Greece. At the same time, the news from the USA is very encouraging, where Greece is the 1st European country in bookings.

In any case, forecasts for the development of tourist flows are difficult at this time, however Theoharis expressed his optimism that there will be an extension of the tourist season in the fall. After reiterating that this year will be judged on last minute bookings, Theoharis underlined that GNTO is already running an extensive advertising program.

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