As coronavirus lockdowns begin to lift in Europe, Greece has its sights set on the summer for reopening. The country intends to reopen to tourists on July 1, however it won't be a typical tourist season. While visitors will be able to sightsee and soak up the Grecian sun, they likely won’t be able to partake in the nightlife activities that make up much of the country’s tourism revenue.
"The tourism experience this summer may be slightly different from what you've had in previous years," Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told CNN. "Maybe no bars may be open, or no tight crowds, but you can still get a fantastic experience in Greece — provided that the global epidemic is on a downward path."
Greece has been able to contain the spread of coronavirus to only 2,663 people, according to Johns Hopkins University. Only 147 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported since the outbreak in Greece.