Even those testing negative for Covid-19 will have to self isolate for seven days
Greece is set to resume flights to the UK on June 15, after its government changed its original stance on accepting arrivals from “high risk” countries.
The country had originally said tourists from 29 countries could visit, of which the UK was not one.
Now, however, those flying in from airports deemed by the EU’s aviation safety agency to be in areas with a “high risk of transmission of Covid-19” will be required to stay overnight in a designated hotel for testing, according to The Guardian.
“If the test is negative then the passenger self-quarantines for seven days,” said a statement released by the Greek foreign ministry. “If the test is positive, the passenger is quarantined under supervision for 14 days.”
Those flying from countries deemed low risk will be subject to random spot checks. The two-tier system will end in July.
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