Greece on Monday recorded its first optimistic checks for Corona Virus in weeks, with the vast majority of the cases being tourists.
Of 43 individuals who examined optimistic, 36 have been tourists, well being authorities reported. Twenty of these tourists got here from Serbia, based on Greek state radio (ERT). The remaining 16 tourists got here from numerous different nations, ERT reported.
Since the nation was opened once more to tourism on July 1, over 100,000 holidaymakers have entered Greece through the Bulgarian-Greek border crossing, native media estimate.
Greece on Monday morning quickly closed its borders to Serbian residents in response to the speedy rise of COVID-19 cases in the Balkan nation.
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic described the choice as “unlucky.”
“The choice might be periodically reviewed by Greece … we hope that different information might be taken under consideration. It is apparent that Greece has an curiosity in international tourists coming and most tourists are simply coming from Serbia,” Dacic was cited as saying by Anadolu Agency (AA).
Tourist operators in Serbia have additionally expressed frustration over the choice, describing it as unfair and calling on vacationer organizations in Greece to react.
Serbia at present has solely 3,067 energetic Corona Virus cases – out of 16,131 whole confirmed cases, with a demise toll of 311, based on knowledge compiled by the U.S.’ Johns Hopkins University.
On Sunday, 293 Serbian passengers in two completely different airplanes arrived in Turkey’s southern coastal metropolis of Antalya, because the nation continues to obtain Serbian tourists who need to spend their summer time holidays on the seaside.