Greece expects to resume charter flight programs from Russia on June 20
“Greece hopes for a gradual resumption of charter programs from Russia starting June 20, as the disease situation in the country improves every day,” said Polikarpos Efstatiu, director of the Greek National Tourism Organization (EOT) in Russia and the CIS.
"Greece is opened now for Russian tourists without any restrictions. There are 8 regular flights a week between Moscow and Athens, operated by Aeroflot and Aegean Airlines. And one S7 flight on Wednesdays flies from Moscow to Thessaloniki. On June 1, S7 flight was also launched from Moscow to Heraklion (Crete). And the first S7 flight to Rhodes will fly on June 4 once a week. From June 17, Ural Airlines will fly to Heraklion from Yekaterinburg,” he said at a press conference.
According to Efstatiu, the epidemiological situation in Greece is improving every day, 1% of the population is vaccinating daily, and now more than 5 million out of 12 million citizens have been vaccinated.
"By the end of June, 50% of the total population will receive both doses of vaccines. And now the islands of Crete, Rhodes, Kos have received the covid “free green zone badge”, they are free of the virus. And I am sure that by the end of the month the rest of the country will also receive this status. I hope that flights will be allowed from June 20," he added.
According to him, Greece expects to receive this year 50% of the number of foreign tourists that visited Greece in 2019 - more than 34 million.