Greece says to gradually lift travel restrictions for Italian tourists starting June 15

Greece is set to gradually begin allowing Italian tourists to visit the country starting June 15, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias announced on Tuesday.

Dendias said this gradual easing of restrictions should be completed by the end of June as he expressed hope that Italians would pick Greece as their holiday destination.

Italy was not originally included in the list of 29 countries Greece said it intends to open its borders to starting June 15, when international flights to the country’s two main cities Athens and Thessaloniki resume.

Tourists from the approved countries may be subjected to random coronavirus tests on arrival to Greece. If their departure airport is on the European Union Safety Aviation Agency (EASA) list, the tourists will have to undergo compulsory testing and quarantine.

Currently, some Italian airports are on the EASA list, according to the Greek Foreign Ministry website.