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Greece Released a List of the First 20 Nations that Can Send Tourists to the Country
There are 3 categories:
Low Risk - Residents from these countries will be able to visit Greece starting June 15
Medium Risk. Residents from these countries may be able to visit Greece starting July 1
- North Macedonia
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
High Risk. Residents from these countries may be able to visit Greece starting July 15
The U.K. is in the High-Risk category at the moment but we're very hopeful for good progress in containing covid-19 so that UK residents be able to visit us in Thassos this Summer!
A big risk on some of those countries, Romania is certainly not free of it. I just hope you can keep it off the island.
I am new to the community and it is my plan to visit Thassos for summer holidays this year. As I saw updated information on who will be allowed to enter the country, I would like to ask a question, maybe someone could help me or guide me on where to find this info:
I saw that starting June 15th tourists from NMKD will be allowed to enter Greece. My question is: I hold NMKD passport but my family (wife and kids) have US passports only. Do you think that entering Greece would be a problem even though we are not currently living in US and neither travelling from USA. Our point of entrance will be by car from NMKD to GR…
I would like to thank you on your support with info and wish you a successful touristic year, considering circumstances that we are facing with COVID19.
Welcome to our forum and thank you for your kind words! Will this be your first time to Thassos?
Greece has announced that residents traveling from NMKD will be able to travel to Greece starting June 15th. Therefore if your family are U.S. passport holders residing in NMKD then they have equal rights for entering Greece. I believe if you carry proof of their residency with you then they'll be allowed through at the border.
HOWEVER, even though Greece already decided to open its borders to "low-risk" countries on June 15th (including NMKD), those countries must also decide to open their borders for their residents to exit and re-enter.
I'm not aware of any decisions made by NMKD till now but hopefully they will make an announcement soon. Have you heard anything from your side of the border that you could share with us?
Thank you for your feedback!
Yes, it will be first time in Thassos but not first time in Greece... Been visiting Greece in several occasions so far.
I am quite confident that by confirming residence they entrance should not be a problem but I think I should find contacts and try to have a written confirmation before travelling so I don't run into any surprises at the border. I will try border police department if I find any number of theirs. Regarding the other side of the border I have checked and so far nothing is official yet, but possibly the borders will be open as of June 1st so lets see...
Looking forward to visit Thassos this summer, I wish you all the best.
We, too, are still waiting for the official announcements of the precise protocols for visiting Greece this summer. Today I spoke with the Greek Tourism Ministry as well as with the Health Ministry and they both informed me that those announcements will be made "in the coming days", which they later clarified can be as early as tomorrow or next week at the latest.
When the information is available we will post it on here so stay tuned!
An important point: Greece is planning to open its borders with Bulgaria and Serbia on June the 1st but I haven't heard if NMKD will be included in this corridor. This date is not for tourism, however. It's for commercial activities. So if someone tries to travel to Greece for tourism on June 1st they will be turned back. Greece will begin welcoming people into the country for tourism as of June 15.
Today Greece announced a revised and expanded list of 29 countries from which tourists can visit starting June 15
Great news about opening borders.
Are you aware about any measures while on the ferry?
Loading only at half capacity or any other idea?
Your comment is just rude.
Did you notice my deliberate mistake? Keramoti has an "i" at the end, not and "e". Sorry. I'm on old git and I was never any good at spelling.
These are the official instructions released by the Ministry of Health for ferries. From my understanding, these will be required and enforceable measures. I don't know why people were not following these measures according to Martyn's account on 29 May, but I believe when tourism begins they will be fully enforced.
No worries, Martyn! We all knew what you meant
Thank God we have been given some Greece like weather over recent weeks in the UK to make the blow softer.
I do hope the UK is soon in a position to be added to the list and remain there so we can return next year. But more important I hope the economy of Thassos can make up the loss of income during rest of this holiday season and into next year.
I believe the extension of the season should be explored to end of October for this year and next to make a difference.
Thanks for the update! I'm glad you'll be getting a full cash refund. Our fingers are still crossed that you will be able to come to Thassos this summer. A lot can change in the next 1 to 2 months so let's wait, see, and hope together! Summer is still young (technically it's still spring) so we have time.
I will take the morning ferry to the island on June 15.
Anyone around? Meet you at Golden Beach. 😁
As Gregory said that is simply not true. Could you please tell us where you heard that?