The news we have all been waiting for Greece says YES – The border with Great Britain opens on July 15 – Direct flights resume

Stelios Petsas recently announced the resumption of direct flights from Great Britain from July 15 onwards.

As for Sweden, which also bans direct flights, the government spokesman said the epidemiological data would be constantly evaluated and the decision would be made according to developments.

Mr Petsas said the decision on direct flights from Britain was made in consultation with the British authorities and following a recommendation from a committee of experts.

The lifting of the restriction applies to all airports in Greece.

It is recalled that on Friday the British government had announced that Greece is included in the “white list” of countries from where travelers will be accepted from July 10 without being required to pay a 14-day quarantine.

Source – iefimerida.gr 

6 thoughts on “The news we have all been waiting for Greece says YES – The border with Great Britain opens on July 15 – Direct flights resume

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  • July 6, 2020 at 2:25 pm
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    Great news. I assume the 2 week quarantine on arrival has been dropped too? My only concerns then would be if ALL UK passengers will be tested and if not what criteria are used to determine which passengers will be? The next big question is if one person on the plane tests positive then what other passengers from the same plane need to go into 2 week quarantine? Just adjacent rows or the whole plane? The latter is scary!

    I wonder if the Kefalonia post could do some investigating and get some answers? It would be a very interesting and useful info for us brits! Currently I just don’t have enough information to travel to Kefalonia this summer.

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  • July 6, 2020 at 2:31 pm
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    You may wish to look into what the island of Jersey is currently doing in respect to testing of arrivals and follow up include track and trace. We are part of Great Britain but our borders have been closed during lockdown and flights only restarted from the UK on Friday 3rd July. On the very first flight from London Gatwick a passenger was found to be positive. We are testing in Jersey all arrivals at the airport and then follow up with further testing over the next week. This passenger was asymptomatic and I understand that all those passengers on the plane who were sitting in the adjacent 2 rows (front, back and side) have been contacted and they are now also self-isolating. I think that Kefalonia should be testing all passengers arriving from countries with high rates of infection but do you have the contact tracing in place?

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    • July 6, 2020 at 3:02 pm
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      That’s interesting Charley. I’d really like the whole Greek process set out in detail. At the moment I have no idea what the risks of being quarantined are likely to be. Hopefully Greece will set out the detail in the next week or so (I need to decide whether to travel by the middle of next week). As it is, no way would I travel.

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  • July 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm
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    This country is making a huge mistake to open incoming flights from the UK….no matter what protocols are developed and applied , all of them have unrealistic requirements and goals…
    No need to analyze pages of statistics, the situation in the northern borders of Greece says it all….cases are claiming daily and 50% of them are associated with tourists from the Balkan states…
    So, what is one expecting from opening the flights from the UK? Nothing better for sure…
    Until the medication if not the vaccine is available, people should stay put in their places, the only way, to protect themselves and others …it is not worthwhile the risk ….when human life is on line.

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  • July 8, 2020 at 12:28 am
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    We are desperate for Cyprus to open there doors for Uk citizens… please please please

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