Greece to re-open for travel

International passengers from ‘high risk’ Covid-19 areas will be tested and potentially quarantined.

Greece has announced it is ready to “welcome the world”, and that it will resume flights to the country’s two major airports as of mid-June, including from the UK. The centre-right government said all air links with Athens and Thessaloniki, the northern capital, will be reinstated from 15 June “in a bridge phase” before direct flights to mainland and island destinations restart on 1 July. 

The list of 29 countries was formed after a study of the epidemiological profile of the countries of origin of the tourists and after taking into account yesterday’s announcements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), as well as the relevant recommendation of the Infectious Diseases Committee,” explains a notice of the Ministry announcing the decision.

Passengers flying to Greece from other UK airports in the bridge phase would only be subject to random testing and would not have to undergo any form of quarantine, unless they tested positive for the virus. 

Spas, saunas, outdoor pools and other public areas will be strictly regulated.

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