Greece extended entry for 500 Russian tourists a week
Greece has extended its entry permit for Russian tourists until February 22. As before, up to 500 tourists from the Russian Federation can visit the country per week.
The country opened its borders for Russian tourists on September 7. At the same time, the initial partial opening was supposed to last until September 21. When entering, tourists need to present a certificate of the absence of coronavirus: PCR test must be done no later than 72 hours before entering Greece. In addition, the day before arrival, tourists must fill out the electronic PLF (Passenger Locator Form) at https://travel.gov.gr. website.
Earlier it became known that from February 8, Russia resumes international flights to Greece. Flights between Moscow and Athens are operated twice a week.
"Based on the results of the discussion and taking into account epidemiological situation in countries, the headquarters decided to resume on a reciprocal basis international flights to Greece (Moscow - Athens, two flights a week) from February 8, 2021," the operational headquarters informed last week.
A little later, the Greek airline Ellinair, part of the international tourism holding Mouzenidis Group, has announced a flight program from Moscow to Greece.
According to the information on the website of the tour operator Mouzenidis, the first flight to Thessaloniki is scheduled for March 23. And on April 25 Ellinair will fly to Heraklion for the first time after the break. On May 26 and 27, the first flights will be operated to the island of Corfu and the Peloponnese.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.