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Overwhelming majority of Greeks want testing for tourists: Survey

The overwhelming majority of Greeks wants that tourists arriving in the country undergo Covid-19 tests. In a survey conducted by ALCO for private Open TV, 89% of the respondents said that tourists should undergo testing. Just 8% said it was against testing and 3% said “don’t know/don’t answer.”

At the same time, majority of Greeks said also that they believe that “many governments lift restriction measures earlier than they should putting the economy ahead of health.”

75% of respondents said that they agreed with the above question, 15% said No and 10% said “don’t know/don’t answer.”

However, the pandemic is not Greeks’ main issue of concern. It is the unemployment. To the question “which is the most important problem the country faces: 49% said Unemployment, 15% the Coronavirus 12% Migration 11% relations with Turkey 5% Overtaxation 5% lack of investment 2% Health 2% Education 1% Other.

Asked about the government measures to support the economy 70% said that they can be expanded, while 14% said they were enough and another 14% said “don’t know/don’t answer.”

Full survey in Greek here.

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  1. I have 2 holidays booked for autumn. 2 weeks in September and 2 weeks in November. I live here without much serious sign of “lockdown” hysteria. There is no way I plan to actually go on holiday (sorry Hania) for a corona holiday. I’d rather lose 600e than be continuously reminded of someone elses fear of getting a bad flu. Here in Scandinavia I can be normal. I don’t want a mask and I don’t want distancing. And I definitely don’t want a vaccine. Good luck Greece. I shall miss you.

  2. Im sorry but if the greek People dont want tourist from scandinavia well then we have to stay home.