Greek Government Discusses Coronavirus Impact on Tourism for 2020



Photo Credit: Greek Prime Minister’s Press Office

The effects of the coronavirus crisis on tourism and the prospects for a dynamic restart when conditions allow dominated a video conference between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, government officials and representatives of the tourism industry on Thursday.

During the video conference, the government officials and business representatives evaluated the current situation in the tourism sector, which was described as “unprecedented,” and examined the prospects for tourism after the end of the pandemic.

“We know very well that the effects of this crisis on tourism will be significant. Our goal for 2020 is to reduce, as much as possible, the negative repercussions, given that our product has a specific characteristic: the largest volume of visitors comes to Greece in July, August and September,” Prime Minister Mitsotakis noted.

Referring to the government’s policy for tackling the various coronavirus-related problems in the economy, Mitsotakis said that the government ”acted quickly to support companies.”

The PM also referred to the new joint government/private sector “Greece From Home” initiative and congratulated all its creators and contributors, saying that it was truly a global innovation which highlights Greece’s ingenuity in dealing with the crisis.