June 9, 2020
Media worldwide are praising the Greek government for its handling of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, as it remains among the few countries in the world with low infection and death rates.
Greece reported a total of 182 Covid-19-related deaths and 3.049 confirmed cases of infection last night.
Greece was among the countries to immediately impose restrictive measures including shutting down schools, cancelling public events and closing down spaces, enforcing social distancing and imposing a strict stay-at-home order.
Reports add that Greece has also contained the spread of the virus significantly compared to European countries such as Belgium, Portugal and the Netherlands.
Summer holidays in Greece 2020
Greece is on the list of eight countries where one can enjoy their summer holidays this year without the fear of the coronavirus, as the German newspaper Bild reports.
“The first country I’ll visit after coronavirus? There’s no contest” The Telegraph’s digital travel editor, Oliver Smith, intends to visit when the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis ends. In his article, Smith refers to Greece’s beauties and special features as Greece aims to welcome tourists in July.
“To manage the Covid-19 crisis, look to Greece” The Guardian, “Greece has been a coronavirus success.” Washington Post, ‘’Greece Shows How to Handle the Crisis” Bloomberg and many other media praise Greece’s quick actions to impose lockdowns.
Described as a “noticeable – and perhaps surprising – exception” and given Greece’s swift response to the coronavirus outbreak, “the country might be able to get back on its feet sooner than others”, the Bloomberg report concludes.
Travellers from 29 countries will be eligible to travel to Greece for non-essential purposes from June 15, after Hellenic authorities decided to open the borders for several EU and non-EU countries in which the rate of infections has decreased.