The new fully upgraded “Tourism for All 2022” program, which concerns the subsidy, will be launched via vouchers.gov.gr from Saturday 16 July at 12 noon and gradually until Monday 18 July depending on the beneficiary’s VAT number expiring of tourist accommodation costs for 200,000 citizens.
This is the new Program of the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Ministries of Digital Governance, Finance, Development & Investments, for the immediate strengthening of domestic tourism activity, which is part of the Government’s broader strategy for supporting Greek households and businesses against to the effects of the global inflationary crisis.
With the new “Tourism for All PASS” beneficiaries will be able to issue an immaterial digital debit card, which they can use for their stay in any hotel or accommodation in the country they choose.
The Program is the upgraded digital version of the Program of the same name from previous years, as for the first time it is foreseen:
increased subsidy of €150 per beneficiary (from €120 last year),
special provision for a higher subsidy of €200 for PWDs with a disability of more than 67%,
contactless payment and redemption of the e-voucher at any accommodation provider (hotels, accommodation, etc.) and at any destination in the country, without geographical restrictions immediate compensation of the providers, which puts an end to waiting and time-consuming bureaucratic procedures redemption of the e -one-off voucher or in installments until June 2023, in order to support the choice of holidays outside the peak tourist season.
The budget of the new digital Program “Tourism for All 2022” amounts to 31 million euros, far exceeding the amount absorbed during the previous two years of the Program.
At the same time, the extension of the Program was secured for the next three years, i.e. until 2025.
Citizens with an individual income of up to €16,000 and a family income of up to €28,000 can apply for the Program, an amount that is increased for each child. Specifically:
INDIVIDUAL INCOME & SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES FAMILY INCOME
(MARRIAGE + MEMBERS OF COBIDENCE AGREEMENT
WITHOUT CHILDREN €16.000 €28.000
WITH 1 CHILD €17,500 €29,500
WITH 2 CHILDREN €19.000 €31.000
WITH 3 CHILDREN €21.000 €33.000
MANY CHILDREN €26,000 €38,000
The annual family income is considered to be the total annual taxable real or imputed income, as well as the exempt or taxed in a special way income of the taxpayer, his wife and dependent children, from every source. The above income does not include any disability allowance of the beneficiary or his dependent members, which is exempt from tax.
The operation of the digital platform is particularly simple, as in order to submit the application, each citizen only needs their Taxisnet / Myaade passwords and the confirmation of a mobile phone number and an e-mail address. All other data are automatically collected through the Interoperability Center of the General Secretariat of Public Administration Information Systems.
Applications are submitted based on the expiring TIN number of the beneficiaries. Specifically:
Those with a VAT number ending in 1, 2 and 3 can submit their applications from Saturday 16 July.
Those with a VAT number ending in 4, 5 and 6 can submit their applications from Sunday 17 July.
From Monday 18 July, the online application platform will be open for all TINs and will remain open until Thursday 21 July at 23:59.
The process can also be handled through KEP.
It is pointed out that the applications are not prioritized in time, while the final beneficiaries of the Program will be selected by electronic lottery among the beneficiaries who have submitted an application.
The service telephone number for citizens is 210-2600610 and the line will start its operation in parallel with the operation of the platform.
It is reminded that those selected as beneficiaries under the “Social Tourism” Program (2021-2022 and 2022-2023) of the O.A.E.D. cannot take part in the new Program. and of the D.Y.P.A. -regardless of whether they used the service or not- as well as beneficiaries of the “Evia-Samos Pass” Program.
See the Final List of Beneficiaries – Lottery 07-25-2022
Every citizen who submitted an application for participation in the Program can be personally informed about whether they have been drawn, through the application