Greece will accept vaccination certificates from Serbia, Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis said during a meeting with his counterpart Tatiana Matic on Monday. The two sides agreed to act on the basis of EU proposals and to mutually implement three protocols at the entrances into their country so as not to exclude any visitor.
Serbian tourists are make a good rate of holidaymakers especially in northern Greece.
At a joint press conference in Belgrade, Thoharis said that the digital vaccination certificate will be applied for all those that are vaccinated against the coronavirus, and he clarified that Greece will accept all the vaccines used in Serbia, even those that do not have the European Medicines Agency’s approval, such as the Russian and Chinese vaccines.
A second track for entrance will be to display a negative PCR test for those that have not been vaccinated.
The two countries will examine the possibility of accepting antibody tests as well.
A third option is that tourists will present a document certifying that they had and recovered from COVID-19.
Theoharis said the Greek government will also examine the possibility of opening up its borders with Serbia, probably before the Orthodox Easter ( May 2) as the vaccination programme is progressing rapidly.
He added that this year, Serb tourists will be able to enter Greece via two border crossings from North Macedonia and three border crossings from Bulgaria.
After the meeting the two tourism ministers signed a joint statement of intent to cooperate and restart tourism.