Hotels and seasonal accommodation ALL proposed to be able to open on June 8

Total tourism package announced by the government from Monday – Final meeting for decisions on Saturday

Maximos Palace has set out on a road race , in order to draw up as soon as possible a coherent and comprehensive plan, which will form terms and rules for the resumption of tourism in our country. Yesterday’s announcement in Brussels of the European Commission’s guidelines for tourism and transport to EU member states was reportedly followed by a fever of meetings under Kyriakos Mitsotakis and with the participation of the relevant Ministries until the beginning of the week, when the expected announcements, which will revolve around 4 main axes:

  • health protocols
  • transportation
  • labor relations and
  • business financial support

“The formation of a common European framework was not self-evident. Greece was the first to raise the issue of tourism in the European public debate. And in cooperation with other countries and the European Commission, we have reached the current framework that respects one of the four fundamental freedoms on which the EU is built: the free movement of persons, “said government spokesman Stelios Petsas. According to secure information, a broad inter-ministerial meeting, in order to “lock” the main axes of the plan for the resumption of tourism in Greece, is expected to be convened under Kyriakos Mitsotakis and with the participation of key (Finance, Development, Labor) and industry ( Tourism, Health, Citizen Protection) Ministries on Saturday morning at Maximos Palace.

June 1 catering

In the same context, and according to the prevailing scenario, restaurantscafes and bars will reopen on June 1 , despite strong pressure from the relevant ministries and the market to open a week earlier.

June 8 accommodation

“Even in this unprecedented situation, Greece is ready. In the coming days, the Government’s overall plan to restart tourism will be presented, with a view to protecting public health and supporting employment. But, let’s not be deluded. This summer, it will not be like last year “, Mr. Petsas noted characteristically. Based on the data processed by the government staff until last night and awaiting the epidemiological footprint from May 4 onwards, which is expected to be available to Maximos Palace tonight, tourist accommodation and seasonal hotels are expected to reopen on June 8 . 

At the same time, however, Athens is promoting interstate agreements to create “safe corridors” to transport tourists to our country with countries such as Bulgaria , Israel and Cyprus . Greece, moreover, as estimated at the Maximos Palace, will benefit in various ways from its participation in the group of countries that have successfully repelled the first wave of the coronation pandemic and with some of which the negotiations for the tourist movement have progressed, such as the Czech Republic , Denmark and Australia .  

A meeting under the Prime Minister is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, with the participation of Christos Staikouras, Adonis Georgiadis and Giannis Vroutsis, in order to finalize the financial support package for workers and businesses , which is expected to be announced early next week.


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