Greece Travel 2021

Greece Is Opening Back Up For Summer 2021 

Greece is known for its beautiful beaches, history, historical architecture, food, and one of the most romantic places on this planet to visit.  Unfortunately, all tourism in 2020 stopped in Greece because the COVID-19 pandemic completely shut down all travel to Greece.  

Reopening For Summer 2021 

As reported by Travel & Leisure, Greece is planning to reopen its borders to international travelers on May 14, 2021.  Greece intends to welcome fully vaccinated tourists and other foreign visitors with coronavirus antibodies or negative test results.  To adequately prepare for the influx of expected travelers this summer, Greece will begin vaccinating tourism workers once it has completed the elderly and medically vulnerable populations. Vaccination rates are expected to ramp up in April when large shipments of Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer are scheduled to be delivered to the country. 

European Union Plan To Open Up 

As reported by theNew York Times on April 25, 2021, tourists from America who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to visit the European Union over the summer.  The policy change is because discussions have been going on for several weeks between European Union and the United States officials on how to practically and technologically make vaccine certificates from each place broadly readable so that citizens can use them to travel without restrictions. 

What Does This Mean For International Travel 

The planned reopening of Greece and the European Union is the beginning of much-needed good news for the travel industry.  Travelers wanting to experience Greece should start to make their travel plans now since there will be a very high demand to visit the region once it reopens its borders.  Just make sure to protect your investment in your planned vacation to Greece. 

Travel Insurance Is A Must 

As of now, there is no requirement to have travel insurance to enter Greece.  Even so, we highly recommend that you purchase a travel insurance policy like our Safe Travels Voyager.  This plan covers trips up to $100,000 for trip cancellation. It includes a $250,000 per person limit Primary Medical Coverage with coverage for Pre-Existing Medical conditions on plans purchased before or with final trip payment. Safe Travels Voyager also includes minimum coverage of $2,000 for potential accommodations/lodging expenses. COVID-19 MEDICAL EXPENSES may be covered and treated the same as any other sickness. 

Also available is an optional Cancel for Any Reason benefit (CFAR) that provides reimbursement for 75% of the prepaid, non-refundable, forfeited payments you paid for your trip if you cancel your trip for any reason not otherwise covered by this policy. The initial policy must be purchased within 21 days of the initial trip deposit date, and the full, nonrefundable trip cost is insured. This plan is only available to U.S. Citizens and U.S. Residents and can be purchased for a trip cost of $0 to $100,000. 

2021 is starting to become the year of the comeback for travel, especially with the positive news from Greece and the European Union.  To be safe, make sure you speak to us at Trawick International before setting up on European vacation and receiving a customized travel insurance plan that meets your needs. 

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