Greece extends ban on UK flights

Greece extends ban on UK flights

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The Greek authorities is extending a ban on direct flights arriving from Britain, pushing it again to July 15. Direct flights from Sweden have additionally been banned till this date.

There have been excessive hopes that summer time holidays to Greece can be given the inexperienced mild this week, because the Authorities prepares to announce a listing of ‘air bridge’ nations within the coming days. 

Air bridges will successfully imply individuals can journey overseas once more; quarantine shall be lifted for anybody arriving again into the UK from air bridge locations, and the FCO journey ban will change – it has suggested in opposition to all however important journey since March.

The federal government is predicted to introduce a visitors mild system that may classify nations relying on the prevalence of coronavirus. ‘Inexperienced’ will imply they’re safer than the UK, ‘amber’ which means much less protected, and ‘purple’ will imply arrivals will nonetheless have to self isolate on return from that nation.

There was a lot hypothesis as to which nations would seem on the checklist. The Telegraph was final week instructed Mediterranean locations together with France, Italy, Greece and Spain would characteristic on the checklist. Others, together with Portugal and Sweden, might miss out on account of their rising charges of an infection.

Eager British holidaymakers have been reserving of their droves forward of the Authorities’s announcement, which was initially due right now however might be pushed again as late as Wednesday.  Tui mentioned bookings have been up 50 per cent week-on-week, whereas Hays Journey, which purchased Thomas Prepare dinner after the operator collapsed final 12 months, mentioned the telephones “had not stopped ringing”.

Nevertheless, Greece’s prolonged ban on flights arriving from the UK will now trigger disruption to 1000’s of British holidaymakers, which means they might have to fly in by way of one other nation, moderately than direct from the UK, if arriving earlier than July 15.

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