Aid and Tax cuts in… menu for catering and tourism!! Emphasis is placed on the reopening of restaurants and tourism…..
The main issue remains reopening of the restaurant
1hotels open in June
For the time being, the schedule of June 1 for 12-month hotels and the beginning of July for seasonal and tourist accommodation remains in force..
During his successive interventions, Mr.. Mitsotakis has highlighted the need to adopt a common EU-level strategy, aimed at shielding the most fragile economies in the South, however, this does not seem to be the case in the inter-European processes so far, culminating in the failure to develop a central strategy to restore the operation of international airlines, starting in mid-June.
During the second teleconference of the countries, who successfully treated the pandemic, including Austria, Denmark, Norway, the Czech Republic and Australia, The Prime Minister put forward the idea of a more systematic discussion between them, which will also concern specific protocols, with the aim of creating "safe corridors", that will allow the transfer of people between specific countries, based on rules.
Athens proposes testing in the country of departure for those who are going to visit Greece and those who are positive for the virus do not travel.
This will allow the aircraft to be fully equipped, as it will be ensured that there will be no sick travelers, while the 14-day quarantine will not apply to those who arrive in Greece.
In each case, the successful handling of the pandemic compared to direct competitors in the Mediterranean (Italy, Spain, France, Turkey) gives an advantage to Greece, which has been reflected in the positive publications of the foreign press lately.
Domestic flights in May
A few days ago, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis also had a telephone conversation with the President of the European Commission., Ursula von der Laien, in which they discussed the common framework for travel between EU countries, in view of the submission of the common European proposal, probably next Wednesday.
According to secure information, the Commission's central directive on tourism and border opening is structured in three main directions:
- the epidemiological situation and the rate of spread of the virus,
- capacity (capacity) of national health systems and
- the extent of the possibility of mass testing and effective tracking.
in any case, the ambivalence and even procrastination of the northern European countries combined with the anguish of the respective countries of the South push the latter to the logic of bilateral interstate agreements, on the other hand stimulating domestic tourism.
indeed, the Ministry of Infrastructure is reportedly ready to restore the operation of domestic flights by 18 May and beyond.
Internationally, Tourism Minister, Haris Theocharis, He has been in bilateral contacts with many of his counterparts in recent days and has been informed that some countries outside the EU, such as Israel, are ready to resume their air connections.
The international press is "looking" at Greece
While the government is preparing this year's tourist campaign at a feverish pace, Important is the φή free advertisement they make in the domestic tourist product of international media. From the German "Bild" and "Spiegel", the British "Sun", "Daily Mail" and "Daily Telegraph" to the American CNN and ABC, global radiation media advertise the start of the tourist season in Greece from July 1, given that our country is one of the few - if not the only one in the wider region- who managed to tame the coroner. "It simply came to our notice then, that would take many millions to make it happen, ”close associates of the prime minister note meaningfully..