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The Acropolis Museum in Athens, welcomed a total of 1,283,125 visitors from June 2019 to May 2020 despite its forced closure on March 14 due to the coronavirus outbreak.The reduced VAT regime for the Greek islands of Leros, Lesvos, Kos, Samos and Chios, has once again received a six-month extension.Greece’s National Public Health Organization and the Safe Water Sports initiative have joined forces to strengthen safety policies and regulations with regard to recreation at sea.The Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort in Halkidiki has announced the suspension of operations for the 2020 season due to concerns regarding Covid-19.Helios Hotels & Resorts, a leading luxury hotel company, has announced the opening of its properties in Greece in July.Aria Hotels has opened its properties on mainland Greece and the islands for the 2020 summer season.Celestyal Cruises has been announced corporate ambassador and exclusive cruise partner of The Hellenic Initiative, an international non-profit organization.Ties between Greece and Israel have been further reinforced with the signing of cooperation agreements in the fields of tourism, cybersecurity and agriculture.Greece is well prepared to address possible Covid-19 incidents but should increase testing on passengers from flights originating in high risk territories, say health experts.Greek hoteliers are requesting that the Tourism Ministry clarifies the details involving the mandatory implementation of health protocols, citing the high cost involved.

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