After a successful vaccine roll out left many of Greece’s 6,000 islands COVID free factors including the rise of the Delta variant have created a mixed picture for the summer tourist season.
The Greek governmentofficially opened to tourists in spring 2021 hoping to recoup some losses made due to travel restrictions during the pandemic. The Mediterranean paradise attracts flocks of holidaymakers every summer. More than 34 million people visited Greece in 2019 (more than three times the country’s population), but in 2020 this number dropped by 78 per cent.
At the end of 2020, the Greek government began an ambitious policy of vaccinating everyone on islands with less than 1,000
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