The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, said this Monday that "it is essential" that the EU digital green certificate (also called the Covid passport) is approved in June to "facilitate mobility.
has been stated in an appearance from Athens together with the Greek Prime Minister
, Kiriakos Mitsotakis.
"The green certificate is essential to be approved in June so that our countries, which are tourist, can receive tourists, but also to encourage mobility," said Sánchez after meeting with his Greek counterpart.
Both Spain and Greece are two of the main European tourist destinations, although while the Hellenic country will open to international tourism on May 14,
Spain has not yet set a specific date
, and the moment has always been taken as a reference for this opening. the one that the digital green certificate is launched.
Greece has spent months preparing for this opening to tourism, a sector that accounts for 15% of GDP (for Spain it is 13%).
The entire population has already been vaccinated in most of the tourist islands and workers in the sector have also been prioritized.
As of this weekend, already vaccinated foreigners entering Greece will not have to present a PCR test.
Quarantine is also removed for everyone, but a negative test is required for those who have not been immunized.
congratulated Greece on "the rapid pace at which vaccination is being implemented in Greece"
and said that in Spain "we are 100 days away from achieving group immunity, and that 70% of the population is vaccinated before the end of summer. "
Sánchez has said that a third of the adult population in Spain already has a dose and half of this third, the complete guideline.
Today there are already six million with a complete guideline, according to the president.
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