Greece & Egypt agree to lift quarantine for travellers
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Greece and Egypt have decided to lift the quarantine for tourists between the two countries, according to a joint statement issued by Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis and Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Anany.

This is Egypt’s first corresponding tourist agreement with a European Union country.

The two countries are now aiming to strengthen cooperation in the tourism sector, in an effort to resume activities in the vital economic sector, the statement said.

The lifting of the quarantine is accompanied by the decision that if a tourist is infected with coronavirus in one of the two countries, they will be able to return home for treatment, as long as the medical protocols set by the authorities are met.

At the time of writing, Greece has reported 3,562 coronavirus cases and 192 related deaths.

Meanwhile, Egypt has 76,222 confirmed coronavirus cases and 3,422 fatalities.