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Greece open borders for Sweden from July 22

Direct flights from Sweden to Greece will resume July 22 with the end of July depending on the epidemiological situation may resume direct flights from the United States and several countries that are not members of the EU, said government spokesman of Greece Stelios Petsas at the briefing.

Greece from 1 July resumed direct flights to most EU countries, have earned the airports on all the Greek Islands. The list does not included the number of countries, including Sweden, whose authorities have expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of Athens and urged its tourists to think whether to go on holiday to Greece.

According to Petsas, as previously announced, from July 15 to open direct flights from the UK.

"In addition, we are opening direct flights from Sweden on July 22. At the same time, depending on the development of the epidemiological situation in countries outside the European Union such as the United States, the issue of opening direct flights from the end of July 2020, with the obligation to show a negative result molecular test for the coronavirus, which is made 72 hours prior to entry to Greece," – said Petsas.

He also said that the strengthened checks of travelers at all entrances to the country, the main emphasis is on Promahonas border post on the border with Bulgaria. Enhanced control at the checkpoint of Albania.

"From 1 to 11 July at the entrances to the country were held 67 797 tests, of which 218 were positive. Only 0.35%. However, the data show that the positive tests in Promahonas four times more than, for example, in Athens international airport Eleftherios Venizelos", – said the spokesman.

He also said that the penalty will be imposed on those who are on the border presenting false documents to the test results.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world is already identified more than 12.5 million cases of infection, more than 561 thousand people died.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.