April 19 2021 On the evening of April 18, local time, the Greek National Public Health Organization announced that Greece has confirmed a total of 315,273 new cases and 9,462 deaths. Over the next two months, the Greek authorities will judge the development of the country’s tourism industry. Tourism is critical to Greece’s economic recovery in 2021 and will also affect its performance in international markets.
However, there are still some key issues to be addressed in the Greek tourism industry. First, the duration of the tourist season and the number of visitors it receives. In response, the Greek government hopes to attract tourists by using vaccination certificates and checking the results of new coronaviruse tests.
Second, the Greek government needs to rein in the costs of supporting economic development. Although retail operations resumed in early April, there were still some restrictions, officials said. For example, the Greek restaurant industry may open on May 10, but only in open-air venues.
Recently, the Greek Ministry of Tourism called on the country’s six islands, including Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu, Rhodes, Kos and Crete, to set up isolated hotels from this quarter in case of need.
The company, which was chosen as an isolation hotel, will reportedly receive a subsidy of 45 euros per day for rooms that test positive for isolation and 15 euros per day for vacant rooms.
According to the appeal, two-star and above tourist accommodation enterprises on the six-island island, such as hotels and simple apartments and housing, are eligible to apply, but catering services must be provided in their facilities. Businesses with this intention must obtain a special “health first” certificate and must comply with the government’s strict health protocols and special instructions for quarantine areas.