Greece potential ban on Brits when it reopens for tourists

Holidaymakers in the UK are not expected to be quickly welcomed by Greece.

The country kicks off its holiday season on June 15, while international travelers can fly to Greece’s many tourist hotspots from July 1.

Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis said later this month a list of countries whose citizens can visit the holiday hotspot will be released.

However, the UK is unlikely to be placed on the list.

To talk with ITV News, Mr Theoharis said, “I think the UK has a big difference in terms of the country’s current medical status with Greece, so I don’t think it will likely be there.”

He added that he would ‘wait for numbers to improve in the UK’ before allowing British people to go on holiday there again.

There are currently no direct flights between Greece and the UK.

From July 1, Ryanair will resume flights to Chania in Crete, Corfu, Rhodes and the beautiful Greek port city of Thessaloniki.

Every year, visitors flock to the coast and contribute to the Greek economy.

Tourism is vital to the economic health of the country, which, like most of the world, has been severely affected by the pandemic.

However, the death rate for viruses was relatively low compared to its European neighbors.

Experts said the epidemic in Greece has been “abating” since late March.


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