The United States is one of the markets that Greece is eyeing to form a travel arrangement that will open up tourism between the two countries this year.
The US is considered a key third-country market for Greek tourism. In 2019, travel from the US reached about 1.18 million visitors and travel receipts from Americans were at some 1.2 billion euros. In 2020, US arrivals to Greece dropped 91 percent as travel came to a halt due to restrictions and border closures due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Speaking recently to Greek daily Kathimerini, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said that before Easter, he plans to visit the US with a view to re-establish air links between the two countries.
The minister said his agenda will include meetings with representatives of major airline companies that operate intercontinental routes.