New destinations for Russian travelers are promised by Nikos Dendias, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece.
Expansion of air traffic between Greece and Russia was discussed at a meeting on Monday between Nikos Dendias and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. Following the talks, a joint press conference was held, where the head of the Greek Foreign Ministry said:
To facilitate the mutual movement of citizens of Russia and Greece, we proposed to organize new airlines between our countries.
The parties agreed that such a step would greatly facilitate the exchange of tourists between the two countries and make their rest more comfortable. The head of the Greek Foreign Ministry stressed that the development of tourism as a sector of the economy is of particular importance and “closely unites both countries.”
Nikos Dendias recalled that Greece is ready to accept all tourists from Russia who want to relax in Greece, “who either were vaccinated, or have a negative test, or have recovered from a disease caused by a coronavirus infection.” That is, Russians have the opportunity to visit Greece if they have either a vaccination certificate (including the Sputnik V vaccine), or a negative coronavirus test result, or an antibody test.
In May, the Greek authorities issued a decision announcing the lifting restrictions on the entry of Russian citizens to Greece, which was previously limited to 4,000 people per week in connection with measures of protection against coronavirus.