Greece opens to tourists amid fast Covid-19 vaccination, as authorities hope ‘revenue income’

Greece has kicked off its tourist season with some 40 international flights expected to arrive in the country this Friday, with the government and travel operators hoping the sun, sand and sea mix will bring in a solid revenue boost after 2020’s troubled season. Tourism represents up to 20% of the country’s GDP. “Greek authorities are aiming to reach a vaccination rate of 50% of the population in June”, as FRANCE 24’s Athens correspondent Nathalie Savaricas reports.