Deal Between Greece, Israel Over COVID-19 Vaccinated Citizens
GREECE & ISRAEL – The two (2) countries agreed on a travel deal regarding their citizens who have received COVID-19 vaccines.
More than 200 countries and territories across the globe recorded cases of COVID-19. This coronavirus disease has undeniably shaken several healthcare systems in the world.
COVID-19 surely brought changes to every country or territory with confirmed cases of the disease. It spread rapidly after it was first detected in China in the later part of 2019.
Even the World Health Organization (WHO) was alarmed by how fast the coronavirus disease has spread. According to WHO, countries must not put their guards down early to prevent a 2nd wave of the disease.
A lot of people waited for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine and it has finally came. Several countries have developed a vaccine and some nations have already started the vaccination process.
In fact, Israel and Greece have already signed a travel deal regarding their citizens who have received COVID-19 vaccine. Based on a report on ABS-CBN, their coronavirus-vaccinated citizens can freely travel between the two (2) countries once the flights have resumed.
In a statement, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed that the deal will allow their country to offer tourists from Israel to spend their holidays in Greece “without any restrictions”.
Based on the report, the deal between the two (2) countries will take effect once “a significant percentage of the population is vaccinated” and the travel restrictions have been lifted.
Currently, out of the 9 million population in Israel, 3.5 million has already been vaccinated and two (2) million have already received two (2) doses of the vaccine. In the Greek nation, out of the 11 million population, the country has carried out not more than 360,000 vaccinations.
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