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reece plans to allow British holidaymakers who have been vaccinated or test negative for Covid-19 to enter the country from as early as next week.

The country will lift quarantine measures for arrivals in a bid to boost its tourism sector ahead of a full opening on May 14.

An unnamed official told Reuters that people from the European Union, the United States, Britain, Serbia, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will be allowed to travel to Greece.

“They are baby steps before the country opens as planned for tourists on 14 May,” a senior tourism ministry official said. “Nine airports will open at the same time that the restriction is lifted.”

Passengers from those countries will not be quarantined, as long as they prove that they have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine or show a negative PCR test carried out 72 hours prior to their arrival, the official said, adding the tourists would be subject to domestic lockdown restrictions.

Under current rules, all foreigners arriving in Greece should test negative and quarantine for seven days. For passengers from Britain and the United Arab Emirates, a second mandatory test is also required upon their arrival.

It is currently illegal in England to go on on an overseas holiday. However this could be lifted on May 17, when the Government plans to introduce a “traffic light system” to govern testing and quarantine requirements for different countries.

Greece has handled the pandemic well compared to the struggles of most countries in the EU with a reported a total of 301,103 cases and 9,054 deaths so far. But a resurgence in Covid-19 infections has forced the country to impose lockdown restrictions since November.

Greek prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, warned that it was still too early to lift curbs on movement. “The goal is to arrive at a safe [Orthodox] Easter and an even freer summer,” he told his parliamentary group. “The threat continues to remain, and for that reason, as we have shown, we are moving forward step by step once, every week, we have evaluated the epidemiological data with experts.”

More than 20 per cent of the country’s GDP is derived from tourism, on which one in five jobs depend.

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All over the world pleas for tranquil as violence escalates amid Jerusalem disaster

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ountries across the entire world have appealed for relaxed immediately after times of unrest spiralled into retaliatory attacks by Israel and Palestinians.

The British isles, US and EU urged Israel and the Palestinians to reduced tensions following violence escalated on Monday night time.

Palestinian militants fired rockets toward Jerusalem and, in reaction, the Israeli armed service introduced air strikes towards militant targets in the Gaza Strip.

Some 20 people, including kids, experienced died in the strikes, Palestinian health and fitness officers in Gaza said.

Israel’s armed service said at minimum 3 associates of the Hamas team that policies Gaza had been among the people killed.

Hamas had threatened to strike immediately after hundreds of Palestinians were being hurt in clashes with Israeli police at a holy web-site in Jerusalem on Monday.

Israeli primary minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of an open-ended operation versus Gaza’s Hamas militant rulers, accusing them of crossing a “red line” with the most current rocket hearth, and promising a hard response.

“Whoever attacks us will pay back a heavy cost,” he said, warning that the preventing could “continue for a while”.

The Israeli armed service said additional than 50 rockets had been fired into Israel through the night, most of them aimed at southern Israeli cities near the border.

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus explained 6 rockets ended up aimed at Jerusalem, 60 miles absent.

It was believed to be the very first rocket attack on the city because a 2014 war.

Soon following the sirens sounded, explosions could be heard in Jerusalem.

A person rocket fell on the western outskirts of the metropolis, flippantly detrimental a household and triggering a brush fireplace.

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