The opening of this year’s tourist season is set by March 1 by the Ministry of Tourism and the data are already positive since, as stated by the Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikilias, the reservations for the spring and summer of 2022 and until the end of autumn 2022, have begun to grow vertically from the beginning of the year.The CEO of TUI also appeared to be one of the winners of the health crisis. Electronic tour guides have also played an important role in this, having a significant increase in their traffic in the last two years. The overall promotion of the Greek tourist product that succeeds through these portals, helps the visitor to plan his trip by providing information about the sights and infrastructure of the country but also about the tourist businesses related to accommodation, catering and fun.
But what are the criteria for someone to be able to visit our country? The measures that came into force allow travelers with a European Digital Certificate COVID-19 to come without an arrival test, which helped a lot in bookings. In detail, notam predicts arrival in Greece without the obligation of a negative test for all passengers coming from the Member States of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Agreement as well as from the 33 non-EU countries that have joined the COVID digital certification system -19 of the European Union. In addition, international passengers will be checked upon arrival, based on the procedure provided by the Passenger Locator Form. In case a positive test is found, it will be valid for 5 days of quarantine / isolation at home or in a suitable place of temporary residence indicated by the competent authorities. The temporary restriction starts from the day they are diagnosed as COVID-19 coronavirus positive.
This year, the most popular destinations for visitors to Greece are its islands, however, many will pass through Athens for a few days to be guided to its historic center.Rhodes seems to be the champion in the preferences of tourists while Conde Nast Traveler magazine has included Syros, Hydra, Paxos, Santorini, Milos, Kefalonia, Corfu, Ithaca, Patmos, Astypalea, Naxos , Sifnos, Mykonos, Folegandros, Tinos, Crete, Symi, Zakynthos, Skiathos and Lefkada in the best summer destinations in Greece.