Greece and Egypt

Greece’s Tourism minister Harry Theoharis spoke with his Egyptian counterpart on Monday, where they discussed closer tourism collaboration in the post-pandemic era.

Both Theoharis and Egyptian Minister of Antiquities and Tourism Khaled El Anani, discussed precautionary measures for tourism, applying a bilateral agreement on strict checks on incoming tourists’ health, on the health of tourism sector employees, and on creating a shared tourist package for nationals of other countries.

The Greek government has been keen to open the tourism sector given its significance to the country’s economy having announced the opening of borders and lifting of travel restrictions as of next month.

Meanwhile, Greek cruise operator Celestyal Cruises on Tuesday announced the suspension of its cruises until July 30.

The Greek company cited ongoing travel restrictions and the temporary inability to reach closed ports in the areas where the company operates as the reasons for its decision.

“We will continue to monitor the restarting of tourism in Greece and especially the arrival of tourists from abroad, while the company will also work closely with Greek authorities to develop improved health and safety protocols,” Celestyal Cruises said in a statement.