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Greece To Resume Flights With Sweden

Greece To Resume Flights With Sweden

Greece will resume direct flights to Sweden from July 20-two days earlier than planned due to an improvement in the epidemiological situation, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said at a briefing on Thursday.

"As epidemiological indicators in Sweden improve, flights will be allowed from July 20 instead of July 22, as previously reported," Petsas said.

Since July 1, Greece has resumed direct flights with the majority of EU countries, and airports on all Greek Islands have started operating.

The list did not include several countries, including Sweden, whose authorities expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of Athens and urged their tourists to consider whether they should go on vacation to Greece. From July 15, direct flights from the UK started flying.

Earlier, Petsas said that depending on the development of the epidemiological situation in third countries, such as the United States, the question of opening direct flights from the end of July 2020 is being considered, with the obligation to show a negative result of a molecular test for coronavirus, which will be made 72 hours before entering Greece.