Serbian Ambassador to Greece Dušan Spasojević estimated that 800,000 Serbian tourists will visit Greece this year for summer holidays.
"Two years ago, 2 million Serbian tourists visited Greece. This year 800,000 Serbians will come. It is a large number, there may be more. There is great interest in Greece," he told ERT.
He added that "they really feel safe in Greece and at home", noting that his fellow citizens "have confidence in the country, in the government, in the Greek people."
"The governments of Serbia and Greece took care in time to create the conditions for this year's tourist season. Greece is the most popular destination for Serbian citizens, and we really missed the country," Spasojević continued.
Greece and Serbia agreed to mutually recognise their vaccination digital certificates to facilitate summer travel.
Moreover, Spasojević said that Serbia is one of the few countries whose citizens can and will visit Greece, as the vaccination program in the country is proceeding well. More than 50% of the population has also been vaccinated, which is expected to rise by June.
Greece reopened to tourism on May 15. All travellers to the country will have to fill in a passenger locator form (PLF) detailing where they will be staying and for how long and will also have to present a certificate of vaccination against Covid-19 or a recent negative PCR test or an official document certifying recent recovery from the virus.