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Greece has opened its borders and started receiving EU citizens without a mandatory quarantine after arrival starting Monday at 11:00 local time, Bulgarian police said. The opening took place an hour earlier than initially announced, reports BTA from the Kulata crossing point between Bulgaria and Greece.
The Greek border authorities distribute to persons entering Greece forms to be filled in with the full name of the person and the destination of the journey. Coronavirus tests are performed randomly. If the test is positive, the person will be quarantined for 14 days.
A long line of vehicles waiting to cross the border formed early Monday morning, and by noon the queue was several kilometres long. The cars waiting at Kulata came from Bulgaria, Romania, Germany and other European countries, according to BTA.
Greece also reopened its two major airports, Athens and Thessaloniki, on Monday, while regional airports are set to reopen on July 1.
As at the land borders, random tests for COVID-19 will be conducted at Athens and Thessaloniki airports by June 30. "Those who will be tested will have to wait for the result - that is, one day - in a hotel of their choice. If someone is tested positive, he will remain in quarantine for 14 days, "Greek government spokesman Stelios Petsas was quoted as saying in a press briefing on Monday.
Greek authorities also reopened all museums in the country on Monday, after visitors were allowed to visit only a few archaeological sites in late May. Visitors and leisure parks, hot springs, gyms and other places related to the tourist season have also been waiting for their visitors since Monday.
Many European countries are opening their borders, flights are resuming, hotels are waiting for their first customers, and tourism seems to be slowly coming back to life. If you are thinking about vacation, here are the top 20 safest holiday destinations during the coronavirus pandemic, where you are very unlikely to get sick.
The European Organization for the Best Destinations (EBD), which is part of the European Commission's EDEN Network, has compiled a list of the 20 safest destinations for travel and tourism, due to coronavirus. The list taken over by Forbes includes several cities in Poland, Croatia, Greece, but also the city of Sibiu, the only destination in Romania.
To help those who want to travel to Europe, the European Organization for the Best Destinations has presented a list of 20 areas least affected by Covid-19: Tbilisi - Georgia,
Corfu - Greece,
Cavtat - Croatia,
Preveza - Greece,
Alentejo - Portugal,
Batumi - Georgia,
Zagreb - Croatia,
Algarve - Portugal,
Sibiu - Romania,
Kotor - Montenegro,
Rijeka - Croatia,
Warsaw - Poland,
Vienna - Austria,
Bohinj - Slovenia,
Gdansk - Poland ,
Vilnius - Lithuania,
Riga - Latvia,
Wild Taiga - Finland.