GREECE will open its doors to holidaymakers by May 14 in a huge boost for Brits desperate for a trip abroad.
Brits are currently banned from taking holidays overseas, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reveal the date international travel will restart on April 12.
here are hopes the PM will allow UK tourists to head on holidays abroad from as early as May 17, but it’s thought that June 21 is a more likely date.
Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and other top holiday destinations are all desperately trying to lure Brits with great deals this summer.
While the UK has raced ahead in its vaccine rollout, much of Europe faces summer at home as their jab program make slow progress.
A senior tourism sector official in Athens told the Sun: “We’re in a race to get them, in fact everyone in Europe is in a race to get them.
Greek tourism minister Harry Theoharis made the announcement about the holiday hotspot opening its borders to foreign travelers this afternoon.
Addressing ITB 2021 – the world’s largest tourism trade fair – Theoharis said the country had decided to adopt the slogan: “All you want is Greece.”
“This year and forever ‘all you want is Greece,’” he told delegates attending the conference in Berlin virtually.
“For the smile to return to your lips, with the hope you will take your life back all you want is Greece,” he said.
Greece and the UK are currently in talks over forging an agreement that would allow travellers with vaccination certificates to enter the country without the need for quarantine or Covid tests.