A holiday to the Greek isles seems but a dream as Europe continues to fight COVID-19. But some Dutch tourists have embarked on an experimental vacation to Rhodes.
On April 12, almost 200 lucky people arrived on the Greek island. The travelers are part of a test by Dutch tour operator Sunweb to see if it’s safe to travel again.
It is not your usual holiday as they must “stay a full week in the resort and there are many rules.” Participants paid 475 dollars for “all-inclusive” access to the pool, restaurants and other facilities, but nothing else, not even the beach.
They have to respect the 1.5-meter social distancing and wear a face mask. That doesn’t seem to bother vacationers.
At the end of the holiday, the tourists have to take a PCR test 72 hours before departure and another rapid test at the airport. Once back in the Netherlands, they have to quarantine for 10 days unless they take a new PCR five days after arrival and the outcome is negative.