Greece is open once again. Starting on the 15th of June, we will welcome the world steadily and methodically, with rules and protocols.
We are proud of our collective national response to the pandemic. Early action, testing, tracing and transparency only tell part of the story. For it is that all Greeks came together as one that made all the difference. Our people showed a profound sense of solidarity as they cared equally for their loved ones as they did for their neighbours.
We are now opening up our country with a renewed sense of hospitality and welcome. With a sense of urgency and anticipation not born out of fear of the unknown or the great challenges that lie ahead, but more so to reclaim a crucial part of our humanity: to come together as friends and share experiences that will rejuvenate our souls. In a land that has always welcomed all. For a people that have never known a stranger.
We make sure that this summer, our health and safety is our top priority. And with a constant and exhausting monitoring and evaluation process that will increasingly allow us to extend a hospitable welcome to visitors.
This summer we will share more, together. Our culture, history, democracy and nature. The exuberance of our spirit and the openness of our hearts. Welcome to Greece.