The assessment that Greece will soon be included in the “green” list of Great Britain was expressed by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Greece, Kate Smith.
Speaking at the “Tourism and Security” teleconference, organized today by the Ministry of Civil Protection and the headquarters of the Hellenic Police, with the support of the British Embassy in our country, Smith referred to the good cooperation that exists between the two countries. , which intensified significantly after the assassination of British military successor Steven Saunders on June 8, 2000, and the dismantling of the “17N” terrorist organization, which helped British visitors consider Greece a safe tourist destination.
Regarding the inclusion of Greece in the “orange” list , Smith seemed reassuring, saying that the elements of the pandemic are reviewed every three weeks and estimated that Greece will soon become “green” so that British tourists can arrive in the country. which, after all, is their favorite destination.
For his part, the Minister of Civil Protection, Michalis Chrysochoidis, stressed that Greece is a safe destination.
Chrysochoidis: Greece is a safe country – Special plan for destinations such as Mykonos
“Greece has as a competitive element of its tourism product and security, it is a safe country . It is crucial for the tourist, the visitor to feel free and safe, and in Greece this is the case “, stressed the Minister of Citizen Protection, Michalis Chrysochoidis.
The Minister of Civil Protection cited data on the reduction of crime that make our country a safe destination, while he also referred to the implementation of the Law on the management of gatherings, which makes the city friendly to its visitors, as, in the past, the gatherings and the episodes that occurred were a point of negative criticism from travel pages.
Finally, M. Chrysochoidis developed the plan for the strengthening of security and policing during the tourist season.
According to the minister, the plan includes from the enhanced police presence with personnel, but also technological means in destinations of high tourist attendance, such as Mykonos, to the enhanced presence of the police in tourist areas in Attica.
“In addition, we are staffing our airports to conduct inspections quickly and safely,” said the Minister of Civil Protection.
Theocharis: Greece has a plan and is implementing it
The Minister of Tourism, Haris Theocharis, noted that the Conference is being held at the best possible time and stressed that the duration of the tourist season this year will judge the final result in arrivals and revenues for Greek tourism. He also called for strict compliance with sanitary measures and referred to the significant contribution of the police in this.
Mr. Theocharis expressed his satisfaction for the fact that since the opening of Greek tourism there is a continuous decline in cases and pointed out that “we should be proud of the fact that Greece has a plan and implements it.”
For his part, the Chief of the Greek Police, Lieutenant General Michael Karamalakis, in his speech noted that “everyone’s goal is a strong and armored country that will inspire confidence on the European and international scene” and added that “the Greek Police is the foremost body of ensuring the good of internal security, is present and with proper planning secures the appreciation of the citizens and regains their trust during the tourist season “.
The teleconference was attended by officials of the Ministry of Tourism, Greek Police officers, officials of the Center for Security Studies of the Ministry of Civil Protection, the president of the Central Union of Greek Chambers, Konstantinos Michalos, and the mayor of Mykonos and member of the Board of Directors Koukas. The event was coordinated by journalist Myra Barba.
Source – iefimerida.gr