China News Service, July 27. According to Euronet, the Greek Ministry of Health's statistics on the 25th showed that there were 31 new confirmed cases of new crown in Greece that day, with a total of 4,166 confirmed cases and a total of 201 deaths. Due to the recent surge in confirmed cases of new crowns in the Balkan countries, the Greek government has decided to further tighten the entry restrictions on travelers from relevant countries.
According to reports, Greece announced on the 25th based on the latest epidemic data that from July 28th, passengers flying from Bulgaria and Romania to Athens must hold a negative report for the new crown virus within 72 hours and fill it out at least 24 hours before entry. "Passenger Location Form". The report of negative COVID-19 test must be in English, and indicate the passenger’s name and passport and ID number.
Data map: On May 18, local time, Athens, Greece, and the Acropolis opened to the public, attracting tourists to visit. Greek open-air archaeological sites and various theme parks resumed opening that day.
However, Greek citizens returning to Greece from Bulgaria and Romania, people holding long-term Greek residence, and travelers who urgently need to enter Greece for important reasons, are allowed to not have a negative test for the new crown virus. The above measures are valid until August 4.
The Ministry of Citizen Protection of Greece stated in a statement that the Greek authorities are cooperating with health experts to continuously analyze and evaluate the new crown epidemic data in order to safely open it to foreign tourists without harming Greek public health. If the development of the epidemic in the countries concerned further deteriorates, then travelers from these places will be subject to further entry restrictions.
Greek government spokesperson Petsas announced on July 20 that in view of the surge in cases in neighboring countries of the Balkans, in order to better prevent and control the new crown virus, Greece will limit the number of land border stations allowed to enter the country to six.
The only land border that allows tourists to enter is the Promachonas border post on the border with Bulgaria. Inbound passengers must hold a negative test for the new coronavirus within 72 hours and fill in the "Passenger Location Form" at least 24 hours before entry. From July 22, the remaining border stations will only allow Greek citizens and those holding a Greek residence permit to enter and exit the country for necessary reasons.
According to the report, the measures to tighten land border restrictions will continue until August 4, at which time it will be decided whether to continue or modify it depending on the situation. Petsas also warned that if foreign workers currently working on Greek farms leave Greece before August 4, they may not be able to enter the country again within this year and need to wait for further notice.
The World Health Organization has recently warned that the development trend of the new crown epidemic in the Balkans and southern Europe is worrying.
In addition, according to the latest report of the OECD, Greece has handled the new crown epidemic properly. So far, the development of the epidemic in the country is still under control. However, due to the introduction of a number of epidemic prevention measures, the Greek economy has also been hit hard, and the challenges facing Greece have also created more uncertainties. The Greek government needs to take more measures to strengthen the construction of the health and medical system, and at the same time introduce more measures to help companies tide over the difficulties and stabilize people's employment. (Liang Manyu)