Greece plans to increase the entry quota for Russians from 500 to 4 thousand per week even before the country’s opening to tourists in May, said the First Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece Miltiadis Varvitsiotis at a video conference with the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Vitaly Savelyev, said in message on the website of the Greek Foreign Ministry.
True, Varvitsiotis did not specify exactly when this will happen and whether the currently mandatory quarantine will be canceled for arriving Russians. Perhaps these issues will be resolved after the visit of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to Greece
Previously Minister of Tourism of Greece Haris Theocharis in an interview with RIA Novosti, he said that they would be happy to open the border for Russian tourists in late April – early May, when many Russians leave for the holidays. “We will try. But I would not like to promise what we cannot fulfill. Everything depends on the epidemiological data, ”the diplomat said.
Recall, the day before Greek Ambassador to Moscow Ekaterina Nassika stated that they are ready to provide Schengen visas for all Russians wishing to visit the country. She also noted that tourists going to Greece will need one of the documents – a negative PCR test for coronavirus, a certificate for the presence of antibodies or confirmation of vaccination, while certificates of vaccination by the Russian Sputnik-V are also accepted. References must be translated into English. The details are now being coordinated by the authorities of the two countries.
Russia resumed flights with Greece on February 8.
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