This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Greece: Santorini invites tourists to 'COVID-free' island as country reopens for tourism03:13

Greece: Santorini invites tourists to 'COVID-free' island as country reopens for tourism

Greece, Santorini
June 17, 2020 at 03:37 GMT -00:00 · Published

Local business owners from the iconic Santorini island invited potential tourists, on Tuesday, to come and visit the island, assuring them that there has not been a single reported case of coronavirus since the start of the outbreak and that the island is completely safe.

Antonis Sigalas, Mayor of Santorini, said, "from the very beautiful Santorini, I invite the whole world to visit Greece because it is hospitable and hygienically safe. Santorini island remained without a single case [of coronavirus] during the pandemic and from now on it will be open for the whole year to give the opportunity to all visitors to enjoy the island and its people. Magical Santorini is waiting for you."

On June 13, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the iconic island where he announced the reopening of Greek tourism and asked travellers to visit the country.

According to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University, Greece has over 3,100 cases of coronavirus. At least 185 people have died with the virus.

Greece: Santorini invites tourists to 'COVID-free' island as country reopens for tourism03:13
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Local business owners from the iconic Santorini island invited potential tourists, on Tuesday, to come and visit the island, assuring them that there has not been a single reported case of coronavirus since the start of the outbreak and that the island is completely safe.

Antonis Sigalas, Mayor of Santorini, said, "from the very beautiful Santorini, I invite the whole world to visit Greece because it is hospitable and hygienically safe. Santorini island remained without a single case [of coronavirus] during the pandemic and from now on it will be open for the whole year to give the opportunity to all visitors to enjoy the island and its people. Magical Santorini is waiting for you."

On June 13, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the iconic island where he announced the reopening of Greek tourism and asked travellers to visit the country.

According to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University, Greece has over 3,100 cases of coronavirus. At least 185 people have died with the virus.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
Pool for subscribers only
04:04
Lebanon: PM Hassan Diab announces his resignation from governmentLebanon: PM Hassan Diab announces his resignation from government
August 10, 2020 at 18:00 GMT -00:00
01:21
Lebanon: Beirut residents light candles in memory of port explosions victimsLebanon: Beirut residents light candles in memory of port explosions victims
August 10, 2020 at 01:13 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:13
Panda Yang Yang celebrates 20th birthday at Vienna zoo with delicious veggie cakePanda Yang Yang celebrates 20th birthday at Vienna zoo with delicious veggie cake
August 10, 2020 at 17:37 GMT -00:00
02:29
Lebanon: Thousands protest in Beirut as clashes with police turn violentLebanon: Thousands protest in Beirut as clashes with police turn violent
August 9, 2020 at 19:55 GMT -00:00
02:15
Lebanon: Drone footage shows Beirut streets ahead of protestsLebanon: Drone footage shows Beirut streets ahead of protests
August 9, 2020 at 21:12 GMT -00:00
01:54
CORRECTION - Lebanon: Beirut protester uses tennis racket to launch stones during clashes with security forcesCORRECTION - Lebanon: Beirut protester uses tennis racket to launch stones during clashes with security forces
August 9, 2020 at 22:47 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:49
Lebanon: President Aoun calls on intl donors to speed up reconstruction effortsLebanon: President Aoun calls on intl donors to speed up reconstruction efforts
August 10, 2020 at 03:44 GMT -00:00
04:59
Two-year-old Indian girl has unique friendship with elephant in KeralaTwo-year-old Indian girl has unique friendship with elephant in Kerala
August 9, 2020 at 08:23 GMT -00:00
04:56
Meet Joao, the four-year-old surfer shredding waves in Sao PauloMeet Joao, the four-year-old surfer shredding waves in Sao Paulo
August 9, 2020 at 18:43 GMT -00:00
01:38
Belarus: Dozens injured in Minsk protests after presidential election voteBelarus: Dozens injured in Minsk protests after presidential election vote
August 9, 2020 at 21:41 GMT -00:00
00:16
Belarus: Lukashenko says situation to remain under control after post-election protestsBelarus: Lukashenko says situation to remain under control after post-election protests
August 9, 2020 at 22:20 GMT -00:00
01:06
Russia: 12 injured in Volgograd petrol station explosionRussia: 12 injured in Volgograd petrol station explosion
August 10, 2020 at 12:22 GMT -00:00
00:42
Belarus: Opposition candidate Tikhanovskaya casts ballot in presidential electionBelarus: Opposition candidate Tikhanovskaya casts ballot in presidential election
August 9, 2020 at 15:41 GMT -00:00
00:51
Belarus: Lukashenko casts vote in presidential electionsBelarus: Lukashenko casts vote in presidential elections
August 9, 2020 at 11:18 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:16
Belarus: Lukashenko says ‘no Euromaidan’ amid mass protests over presidential electionBelarus: Lukashenko says ‘no Euromaidan’ amid mass protests over presidential election
August 10, 2020 at 14:11 GMT -00:00
03:59
Belarus: ‘Go and demonstrate’ says Lukashenko about opposition rallies in MinskBelarus: ‘Go and demonstrate’ says Lukashenko about opposition rallies in Minsk
August 9, 2020 at 19:12 GMT -00:00
02:00
Germany: Thousands denounce coronavirus restrictions at Dortmund rallyGermany: Thousands denounce coronavirus restrictions at Dortmund rally
August 10, 2020 at 00:06 GMT -00:00
05:00
UK: Thousands pack Brighton beach despite pandemic as heatwave hits BritainUK: Thousands pack Brighton beach despite pandemic as heatwave hits Britain
August 9, 2020 at 20:10 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:52
Lebanon: Ruptly cameraman hit by tear gas during Beirut protestsLebanon: Ruptly cameraman hit by tear gas during Beirut protests
August 9, 2020 at 21:28 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:17
USA: Pompeo says China is 'central threat of our times' at US Senate hearingUSA: Pompeo says China is 'central threat of our times' at US Senate hearing
July 30, 2020 at 19:43 GMT -00:00
View all videos