The first vaccinated tourists from Israel arrived in Greece
On the morning of April 3, the first vaccinated tourists from Israel arrived in Greece. All presented the vaccination certificate. This will allow them to enjoy their holiday in Greece without being quarantined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The passengers traveled on the first flight from Tel Aviv to Athens, which landed in Greece around 11:00.
Greek authorities have decided to accept up to 10 vaccinated Israeli tourists a week. This is part of Greece's "Green Pass" initiative, which will allow vaccinated people to enjoy a holiday this spring. It is a way for Greece to announce the opening of this year's tourist season.
All Israelis who will be allowed to visit Greece must present a vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test or a certificate showing that they have antibodies to the coronavirus.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is trying to persuade his colleagues in other EU member states to adopt a similar measure such as the bilateral agreement between Greece and Israel.
At this time, 55% of the population of Israel received the first dose of vaccine, while 49% also had the booster. We remind you that Israel has launched a large-scale vaccination campaign, hard to match with any other country in the world. The states of the European Union, with a small number of fully inoculated citizens, lag far behind other countries on other continents. However, the implementation of the Green Pass is under discussion (digital green certificate) when the vaccination campaign will bear fruit at European level. We still hope for a 2021 summer traveler!