The Minister of Tourism, Vassilis Kikilias, had a working meeting with the Professor of Hygiene and Epidemiology, a member of the Committee of Experts, and the Expert Expert with his team at the University of Thessaly.
During the meeting, they discussed the updating of the European and Greek health protocols for the cruise and the harmonization in them of Turkey, Israel and Egypt, Eastern Mediterranean countries outside the European Union.
In this context, the next step will be the implementation of training programs in health protocols through the European joint action EU Healthy Gateways, which is coordinated by Mr. Hadjichristodoulou.
Mr. Kikilias pointed out that the way Greece handled the health protocols and faced the challenges of the pandemic, brought a very successful rebranding of Greece abroad, while he stressed that the start of the cruise in Greece in the next tourist season from March 2022 , earlier than ever, marks the upgrade of Greece to the world map of cruising.
The meeting also discussed the resumption of cruise services connecting the Aegean islands to the Turkish coast and the health protocols to be implemented for their safe restart, as well as the necessary procedures for opening more Turkish ports on cruise ships. which will work positively in the field of cruising to and from Greece.
Source From: Capital