Theoharis briefs Morton on Greek plans to reopen tourim on May 14

Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis on Tuesday discussed the reopening of Greek tourism with the UK’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for European Neighbourhood & the Americas Wendy Morton.

In the presence of British Ambassador to Greece Kate Smith, Theoharis briefed Morton on Greece’s roadmap to rebooting tourism on May 14, which involves 5 levels of health safety protocols for visitors, workers and local residents in tourist regions.

The Greek minister also reportedly mentioned the issue of a post-Brexit tourism agreement between the two countries; he also highlighted the significance of Great Britain’s tourism traffic to Greece, as some 3.5 million Britons visited the country in 2019.

Morton referred to the ‘green’ certificate as key to the reopening of tourism on account of talks between Greece and the UK having progressed considerably on the matter; she also outlined her government’s next steps after the lifting of the national lockdown there.