Greece remains open for American tourists

Greece remains open for American tourists

Greece has chosen to continue to welcome visitors from the United States until the end of the tourism season, ignoring the non-binding advice by the European Union, recognizing their importance in increasing tourism revenues.

The European Union recommended in late August that Americans should be banned from nonessential travel to its 27 member states after a rise in Covid-19 cases in the country. The US does not allow travellers from Europe to enter the country.

The guidance, however, is non-binding, allowing each individual country to decide whether to reintroduce coronavirus-related restrictions for Americans.

Greece’s decision was reflected in last week’s notice to airmen (NOTAM) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority which excluded the US from the extended travel ban on third-country nationals.

The Greek tourism industry has benefitted from American tourists whose per capita expenditure exceeds 1,000 euros per trip, placing them at the top of the list of travelers who spend the most in Greece.

SEARCH

[%EVENTS_SIDEBAR%]
Previous Next
Close
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this
Cookies Preferences
Choose Type of Cookies You Accept Using


These cookies are required for the website to run and cannot be switched off. Such cookie are only set in response to actions made by you such as language, currency, login session, privacy preferences. You can set your browser to block these cookies but our site may not work then.


These cookies allow us to measure visitors traffic and see traffic sources by collecting information in data sets. They also help us understand which products and actions are more popular than others.


These cookies are usually set by our marketing and advertising partners. They may be used by them to build a profile of your interest and later show you relevant ads. If you do not allow these cookies you will not experience targeted ads for your interests.