To encourage tourism, Greece is also making travel cheaper by temporarily reducing value added tax (VAT) on all transport including flights, bus journeys and rail travel to 13 percent from the current 24 percent.
Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis said a list of nations resuming flights to Greece would be announced by the end of May.
Bulgarians and Northern Europeans including Germans will be among the first visitors to Greece, the minister said, in addition to Israelis and Cypriots.
Theocharis added that 600 beds would be specifically set aside for coronavirus care on Greek islands, which are traditionally among the country’s top travel destinations.
Published at Thu, 21 May 2020 04:00:00 +0000