Tourists are skeptical of traveling due to fears of quarantine and infection risks. Recently, Britain asked returning tourists from Spain to quarantine themselves for two weeks. Greece has also seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, which could affect the country’s influx of holidaymakers.
Greece allowed entry of international tourists from 1st July, and since then cases have been rising steadily. The latest numbers say that the number of active cases in the country stands at 2617, a considerable increase from the number of cases on 30th April, which was 1098.
Latest Travel Advice
The UK Foreign Office has no objections for traveling to Greece, barring any last-minute changes, so you’re advised to stay updated. The current advice states: “From 4th July, Greece is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks.” Since 15th July, airlines, including Ryanair, EasyJet, Jet2, and Wizz Air, have resumed flights to Greece.
Quarantine and other restrictions
Although there are no quarantine restrictions for returning to the UK, there are some entry requirements for Greece. Brits have to fill in a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before traveling. You can be fined €500 or even sent back home.
Face masks are necessary for all public places, including the flights. Passengers will also face Greek Armed Forces who will conduct spot testing for arrivals.