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Greece: Our friends from the UK are welcome. Later

Christian Fernsby |
Up to three weeks before Greece happy to open air bridge to UK, Greek tourism minister says.

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Topics: GREECE    UK   

Greek tourism minister Haris Theoharis indicated it could be up to three weeks before his country is happy to open up an air bridge to the UK.

He told BBC Breakfast: "We're currently consulting with our health experts, but I think given the fact that the UK is in the right direction, it's a matter of a few days or a few weeks to ensure that all restrictions are lifted.

"So I feel the way things are now and we always have to put this asterisk that the health situation has to continue to be on the same track as it is now that we can certainly lift the restrictions in the next few days or, you know, two to three weeks."

He added: "As soon as we have more clarity, we'll be able to convey the right dates and the right message so that's why it's not easy for me to pinpoint exact dates. I'm just giving you the feeling of the advice that we get from the experts currently."

He said Greece is looking forward to hosting British holidaymakers again when the time comes.

He said: "Our friends from the UK are always welcome in our country."

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