Greece extends UK flight ban due to high coronavirus rates

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Greece extends UK flight ban due to high coronavirus rates

Greece has extended its ban on flights from the UK until July 15, it has been reported.

Flights will remain restricted even after Greece reopens its borders to international visitors on Wednesday, sources told the Athens News Agency.

The policy was agreed at a meeting of government officials chaired by prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

He reportedly said: “The whole opening procedure is dynamic and the data will be continuously evaluated.”

Flights from Sweden are also included in the extended ban.

It is reported that there is a concern of high levels of coronavirus in both the UK and Sweden.

The announcement from Greece’s officials comes after the UK government is preparing to announce air bridges with other countries, in order to allow travel without quarantine.

Greece will open up its borders to other European countries on July 1.

The country came out of lockdown on June 15, as hotels, restaurants and bars slowly reopened.

Tui, the UK’s biggest tour operator, was due to serve four Greek islands when it resumes its operations for UK customers on July 11.

However, it appears stay-cations in England are on the rise, with some campsite and holiday parks reopening on July 4.

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