Greece to allow entry to tourists from Israel, 28 other countries from June 15

Greek tourism ministry says visitors may be subject to sample coronavirus testing, will be able to enter country if they fly direct to Athens, Thessaloniki

By AP  |

A cafe-restaurant worker stands outside as people drink coffee in Monastiraki district of Athens, May 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

ATHENS, Greece — Greece on Friday listed 29 countries from where it will accept visitors as of June 15 as the Greek government looks to mitigate some of the financial damage from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Greek Tourism Ministry said travelers from the permitted countries will be able to enter Greece on direct flights to Athens and to the northern city of Thessaloniki. The list will be expanded on July 1 to include other countries, the ministry said.

“Our aim is to be able to welcome every tourist who has overcome their fear and has the ability to travel to our country,” Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said on Antenna television.

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