Greece said on Saturday that it would also allow travel to some of the European countries hardest hit by the coronavirus, such as France, Italy, Spain and Britain.
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Travel is scheduled to be allowed from June 15th. However, travelers from certain areas are subjected to a coronavirus test in Greece and then to quarantine conditions for a week or two. The determining factor for the tests is not nationality but whether the passenger's Departure Airport is on the European Aviation Safety Agency's EASA corona risk list.
A negative test result is to result in seven days of voluntary quarantine. A positive result, in turn, would mean 14 days of quarantine under controlled conditions.
After mid-June, Greece will only allow flights to Athens and Thessaloniki. The other fields in the country are scheduled to open in early July. Picture of Athens.
Photo: Lefteris Partsalis / Zumawire
Those coming from France will be tested, for example, leaving Paris and traveling from Italy to certain northern provinces. In Spain, testing includes passengers departing from Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia and Madrid.
In the UK, testing covers a total of 13 airports identified as high risk, including Gatwick, Heathrow and Stanstedia in London.
Earlier this week, Greece said it would allow citizens of Finland and 28 other countries to travel freely to the country from mid-June. There were a dozen EU countries on the list. Random testing is possible for those coming from these countries.
The tourism industry is important for Greece. Pictured is the Acropolis Hill as seen from Monastiraki.
Photo: Marios Lolos / Zumawire
After mid-June, Greece will only allow flights to Athens and Thessaloniki. The other fields in the country are scheduled to open in early July.
Greece has gradually opened up to tourists during May. Hotels will be able to open their doors in stages from the beginning of June.
In a country of 11 million, only less than 180 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported. Less than 3,000 infections have been reported.
The virus is now spreading especially in Latin America
More than six million coronavirus infections have already been identified worldwide. The figure is based on, for example, the monitoring of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the news agency AFP, based on their own calculations. About 370,000 virus-related deaths have been reported worldwide.
Of the continents, Europe has the highest number of infections, almost 2.14 million. Of the individual countries, the highest infection rate is 1.77 million in the United States.
Many new graves have been excavated at the Sao Francisco Xavier Cemetery in Rio de Janeiro during the corona crisis.
Photo: RICARDO MORAES / Reuters
There are about 177,600 deaths related to the coronavirus in Europe, with a population of about 740 million. In the United States, with a population of about 328 million, about 103,800 deaths have been confirmed.
The virus is currently spreading particularly violently in Latin America, where a total of about 945,000 infections have been identified. In the last day, the number has increased by about 45,000. Just under 50,000 virus-related deaths have been confirmed across the region.
AFP bases its figures on official figures collected from different countries and on statistics from the World Health Organization.
The figures are indicative, as testing practices and opportunities vary from country to country. For example, some countries test only the most serious cases.