Greek Minister discussed with his Russian colleague how to safely resume air connection
The Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis during his official visit to Moscow had a meeting with Russian Deputy Minister of Transportation responsible for tourism Dmitriy Zverev. The meeting was focused on the restart of air traffic between Russia and Greece.
The ministers agreed to immediately proceed towards mutual recognition of paper vaccination certificates and to cooperation towards technical issues in recognition of certificates in digital form, issued in both countries. Theoharis said that Greece will also accept travellers vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
Theoharis also informed the Russian colleague about plans of Greece to open for tourists since May 14 and to lift most of restrictions by that time keeping the safe conditions for health both for tourists and local citizens. He said that Russia is one of the countries from which travellers can visit Greece without restrictions (quarantine-free) as long as they either have been vaccinated, or have have antibodies, or have a negative PCR test, performed less than three days prior to arrival.