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Greece want to allow British tourists to enter as soon as next month

A deal from , 15. May. 2020 5:31 pm

Mateys, Greece are getting ready to allow UK tourists to visit from as soon as the 1st of June, and without having to quarantine once we get there.

"Of course, we will take precautions in terms of the requirements before travelling," Greece's Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said, as he pointed out the country will introduce precautions.

Mr Theoharis said: "This is a comprehensive plan that includes all possible measures: on beaches, in swimming pools or at places where breakfast is served, when transported by bus etc."

He added: "We want a plan that will guarantee safety but will also be realistic. This combination is important so that everyone is able to feel good and relax."

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Even though Greece may be willing to welcome us with open arms (from a distance), a summer holiday to Greece will not be as easy as it sounds.

As you will know the UK government is still advising against all but essential travel, in which case would invalidate any insurance you have and you will most likely need to quarantine for 2 weeks on your return.

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When health secretary Matt Hancock was asked on ITV's This Morning whether 'summer was cancelled' for Brits, he said "it is unlikely that big, lavish international holidays are going to be possible for this summer."

Greece have had one of the lowest rates of coronavirus in Europe as they went into lockdown early, with 151 deaths and a total of 2,726 cases of covid 19.

Greece want to allow British tourists to enter as soon as next month

The European Commission are set to release proposals for gradually re-opening borders. "Our message is we will have a tourist season this summer," said economic affairs commissioner Paolo Gentiloni, "even if it's with security measures and limitations."

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Greece want to allow British tourists to enter as soon as next month