Greece formally opens to tourists

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Greece has formally opened to visitors, kicking off a summer season it hopes will resurrect its vital tourism industry battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

After months of lockdown restrictions, Greece also opened its museums and famed archaeological sites, including the ancient Acropolis, this week.

Foreign tourists will be allowed in Greece if they have been vaccinated or can show negative Covid-19 test results.

Travel between regions, including to the islands, will also be allowed for those with negative tests or vaccinations, according to Reuters.

“I’m finally here,” said Rebecca, a tourist in Athens from Florida, who declined to give her last name. “I’ve been waiting two years — two years with the Covid.”