Greece Ready to Welcome Tourists from 29 Countries From June 15



A group of tourists enjoy a boat trip off Zante. Photo credit: pxfuel.com

Editor’s Note: The guidelines on who and when can travel to Greece have been changed and are described in detail here: Greece Opens to All Tourists Regardless of Nationality on June 15

Greece’s ministry of Tourism announced on Friday a list of 29 countries which it claims are relatively safe from the coronavirus and can send tourists to Greece starting on June 15.

The list is as follows:

  • Albania
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland

The Greek government will consider lifting the ban on citizens of other countries based on what it considers the success of pandemic control in each nation. Authorities say that the list of 29 countries will be expanded on or after July 1.

Currently, flights from the USA, UK, Russia, Italy, Spain, France and Brazil into Greece are banned.

Random coronavirus tests will be administered to arriving air passengers upon landing in Greece.

Related: Traveling to Greece: All You Need to Know in the Coronavirus Era