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A Summer Vacation in Greece May Be More Possible Than You Think

The tourism industry hasn't seen much business since the coronavirus plagued the nation. And with summer right around the corner, many are hoping that changes fast.

Healthcare professionals don't seem too optimistic about vacations during the summer months being a reality, but tourism bureaus believe otherwise.

Mexico has already announced its plans to bring tourists to Cancun and now Greece is ready to welcome visitors with open arms.

landscape shot of blue and white buildings off coast of Greece

In a meeting with CNN, the country's prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, noted he's ready to allow some travelers entry, though it may be a bit different Greek experience than one might expect.

"The tourism experience this summer may be slightly different from what you've had in previous years," he 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."

The country has seen quite the success in dealing with the novel coronavirus, reporting only 155 deaths thus far. Case numbers haven't been too high, though that number could always drastically increase over time. It all depends.

If all goes well for Greece, they're hoping to reopen for tourists as early as July 1.

We aren't health experts and can't recommend you travel during these times, so the choice is ultimately up to you. If you feel comfortable flying to Greece when the country is open, it's your call.

Greece is a beautiful country full of secluded and underrated islands. THESE are the five best islands to visit!

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