China News Service, June 6th, according to the European Union quoted the Greek European Union News Agency, Greece is getting closer to the date of opening foreign tourists on June 15th, and the tourism industry and the catering industry are all looking forward to it, waiting for tourists to return. . However, on the Qatar flight that arrived at Athens International Airport a few days ago, 12 passengers were detected with the new coronavirus, and the Greek authorities were more vigilant about the risk of the new coronavirus being imported abroad.
According to reports, according to the latest data from the Greek National Public Health Organization, in the 10-day period from May 24 to June 2, a total of 69 new crown cases were diagnosed in Greece, of which 25 were related to inbound passengers, including those from Qatar flights. 12 passengers, the proportion is 36.2%.
Information map: May 18, local time, Athens, Greece, the Acropolis is open to the public to attract tourists to visit, and the Greek open-air archaeological site and various theme parks will resume opening on that day.
Overall, from the end of February, when the first confirmed case of the new crown appeared in Greece, to June 2, 651 of the 2,937 confirmed patients nationwide were related to foreign travel, a proportion of 22%.
Panagio Takopoulos, an infectious disease expert at the University of Patras, said that the spread of the new coronavirus in the Greek community is nearing cessation, but the number of imported cases abroad has made the number of diagnoses in Greece impossible to clear. He said, "In the past few days, in the national public health In the organized meeting rooms and offices, the word'arrival' has become the most common word."
According to the report, Greek health experts are designing various programs to deal with the balance between "prevention and control of outbreaks" and "restarting tourism" to cope with different situations that may arise in the future.
According to the current quarantine procedures, passengers arriving on all flights in Greece must undergo a new crown test, during which they must stay at the designated hotel for one day until the test results are available. If the test result is negative, the passenger will be quarantined for 7 days; if the test result is positive, the passenger must be quarantined for 14 days under the supervision of the health department.
From June 15 to June 30, the Greek government will allow passengers from 29 countries such as Australia and Austria to enter the country, exempt from mandatory quarantine and new crown testing, and the health department will conduct sample virus testing on passengers. However, if a passenger's new crown test is positive, then all passengers on the same flight must also be tested.
The 15-day period from June 15 to June 30 was regarded by the Greek authorities as a "bridge" for the transition from "restricted entry" to "normal state". If the number of confirmed cases of the new crown has been steadily maintained at a low level, then from July 1, Greece will further allow other foreign tourists to enter Greece from Athens and various cities, and direct international flights to all Greek airports will resume operations.
According to the current information, after the Greek border was reopened on June 15, the basis for whether to test the new coronavirus is based on the passenger's departure airport, not the passenger's nationality. If the passenger's departure point is not on the list of new crown high-risk national airports published by the European Aviation Safety Agency, it will only need to be randomly tested after arriving at the Greek airport.
In addition, the Greek government spokesman Petsas said recently that the Greek government will pay for isolation accommodation for any tourists who are tested positive for the new coronavirus during their visit to Greece. He stated that the goal of the Greek government is to ensure the maximum safety of nationals and tourists. (Liang Manyu)