When will Greece reopen its borders for tourism?
When can I travel to Greece?
It’s the number #1 question we’ve been asked for the last 12 months. It’s also the #1 question we’ve been unable to answer. But now, thanks to the Greek Minister of Tourism, speaking March 9, 2021 to virtual attendees at the ITB Travel Trade show about when travel to Greece will begin again, we have an answer:
*May 14, 2021.
*“We’re updating last year’s health protocols to take into account the accumulated experience of the previous year. With these protocols in mind, we aspire to open by the 14th of May,” Theoharis said.
Is that official?
Is that really 100% certain?
Well, the Minister certainly speaks with authority, but as we all know, things have changed rapidly over the last 12 months. Currently the Greek government is working with the EU to come up with a unilateral policy that governs & guides Europe to a safe reopening as new infections drop and vaccinations increase.
According to the Tourism Minister, people who are vaccinated against Covid-19, have antibodies or test negative can travel to Greece this summer. All tourists will be subject to random testings.
Is it time to start planning & booking my trip to Greece?
We learned alot during the initial months of the Covid outbreak in 2020. We helped sort out shortend trips that were in process. We made sure that not a single one of our clients lost any of their trip investment. We made sure that they did not have to spend hours on hold trying to deal with cancellations. We’re prepared to continue advocating for our clients who have planned or are considering planning trips to Greece.
Can we plan a trip to Greece without dates certain?
Yes, we can get started with your itinerary using your best hoped for dates. Should those dates change, we don’t charge anything extra to change your travel dates. We can plan for 2021, and adjust to 2022, we can plan for summer and adjust to fall. The options for changing your travel dates are entirely up to you.
But I like to plan travel for myself
We know that for people with the time, travel planning can be a big, fun part of the vacation process. We understand that – after all, that’s how we ended up being travel planners and advisors. We love this stuff!
But the travel world has changed because of the pandemic, and leading travel authorities are now doubling down on their recommendation: individual travels really do need a travel advisor. Someone who has up to the minute info regarding your specific destination and the skills, tools & resources to pivot your plans at a moment’s notice.
We’re here to be that specialized advisor, so if you’ve already planned your trip to Greece, reach out to us for a Trip Review.