UK 2021 holiday bookings for Greece rise by 96%
Topics: GREECE UK
The sharp increase in bookings came earlier this week when British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that London plans to lift all Coronavirus restrictions completely by June 21.
Greece has been second only to Spain in terms of numbers of British nationals who wish to escape the UK’s traditionally miserable weather over the summer and visit a south European nation.
The destinations that the British holidaymakers prefer this year are Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus, and Turkey.
British nationals will be allowed into Greece during the summer period regardless of whether they have been vaccinated, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis told British ITV News on Thursday.
“We feel that vaccination means someone with the required certificates, which the government will issue will mean you don’t need to have a negative test before the flight. But it doesn’t mean that only vaccinated people can travel. We still have the option of a negative test for those who haven’t had a vaccine,” ITV News quoted Theocharis.
The Tourism minister effectively said that even unvaccinated people would not have to self-isolate after they arrive in Greece. ■