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During the recent visit of the greek Minister of Tourism Haris Theocharis in Moscow, the safe resumption of the air connectivity between Greece and Russia was among the main topics. According to an announcement by the tourism ministry, the minister’s visit to the Russian capital is expected to lead to the restart of tourism activities.

Another topic was about proceeding towards the mutual recognition of paper document vaccination certificates issued in Greece and Russia. Both countries have concluded to cooperate in order to overcome technical issues for the recognition of digital certificates.

Moreover, Theoharis informed the Russian deputy minister of transport and responsible for tourism, Dmitriy Zverev, that Greece plans to open for tourism by May 14 which will allow for the lifting of most Covid-related restrictions and at the same time ensure the safety of the health of locals and tourists.

According to the source, the Greek minister announced two conditions for entry to the Russian side. Greece from April 19 is ready to accept Russian tourists without quarantine under two conditions – that they have been vaccinated against coronavirus and have a negative PCR test.

From May 14, Greece will receive all Russian tourists without quarantine. Those who enter Greece will need either a vaccination, or a PCR test performed under 72 hours, or an antibody test.

Earlier, Haris Theocharis said that vaccination with the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine would give the right to enter the country in the same way as European vaccines.