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German press: While the Eu is fumbling tourism, Greece surges ahead

Featured German press: While the Eu is fumbling tourism, Greece surges ahead

The digital vaccination certificate, which facilitates travel augurs the revival of tourism . "But while the EU is still discussing the form of the certificate, Greece is creating a complete deal," writes Handelsblatt with the headline "Europe is fighting for a vaccination certificate".

The financial newspaper observes: "At a time when Europe is battling the third wave of the pandemic, the EU 27 plan to open tourism in the summer with the help of a digital vaccination certificate. But as is often the case in the EU, we are still a long way from a single European solution. But some countries are in a hurry and are doing well.

As of Monday, Greece now allows tourists from the EU and several other countries to enter, provided they have been vaccinated or have a negative PCR test while lifting the seven-day quarantine. The new measure applies to tourists from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Serbia, the United Arab Emirates and Israel.

From the beginning of the year, the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was one of the first European leaders, who in a letter to the President of the Commission advocated for a certificate, sending to Ursula von der Leyen even a sample certificate. And because we are still waiting for the pan-European vaccination certificate, Greece has decided and is moving forward alone ".