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Coronavirus Travel – FΤ: The "success story" of Greece – Preparing for social distancing on the beaches

The Financial Times reports on Greece's success in tackling the colonial pandemic and in trying to restart tourism – The chart with losses……….
"Greece has so far been a rare success story regarding the mockery.", The Financial Times and ethnos report on our country, in a report by their correspondent in Athens on the moves made to restart the tourism industry.

"The report of the victims of Covid-19 in Greece is very small compared to other countries in southern Europe. Greece took drastic measures early on, proceeding with a complete lockdown on 16 Of March, 13 days after the confirmation of the first case of coronary heart disease ", are some of the facts cited by FT about Greece's success.

FT and ethnos publish, indeed, and a diagram in which, as typically stated, "Losses seem small compared to those in other European tourist countries".

According to the FT correspondent in Athens, the representative of the Greek government in the international forums for the colonist, Elias Mossialos, "The Greek prime minister acted very quickly and made the right decisions earlier than that,what other countries ".

The report describes the different summer this year in Greece with umbrellas and sunbeds away from each other, closed buffets and a quarantine area on each island.

The FT is also talking about factors in the tourism market that describe their hope that things will turn up better when Greece "opens" for tourists in early July.. "Last year we suffered from the excessive number of tourists. We now have zero tourists but at least we are free of jokes. The question is whether the season can be saved. " Antonis Iliopoulos, president of the Santorini Hoteliers Association, tells the Financial Times.

"It simply came to our notice then, we have already lost three months – almost half the season. But now it's up to tour operators and airlines to bring in tourists. " for his part, the hotelier from Kefalonia notes, Babis Mourelatos. The FT reporter points out, end, and the government's intention to support tourism businesses by suspending the payment of tax and insurance obligations.

in any case, The publication states that Greece is in danger of being accepted, big financial blow, since even if the tourist season started in full swing by July, GDP would decline this year 4%, according to the estimates of the BoG commander Giannis Stournara, while if the tourism industry collapses, GDP may decline 8%.

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