Coronavirus: Greece extends travel ban on UK visitors for two weeks

Derrick Santistevan

Greece is extending its ban on UK flights for another two weeks, the nation’s prime minister has actually stated.

British holidaymakers will not be permitted to fly to Greece up until 15 July, regardless of the nation opening its borders to other international visitors on Wednesday.

The decision, which will likewise see flights from Sweden prohibited for another two weeks, was made throughout a conference in between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his authorities.

It indicates British households with Greek vacations scheduled for the school summertime vacations need to still have the ability to travel – unless the limitations are extended even more.

On Monday, a group of 180 German physicians, law enforcement officers and grocery store employees were the first foreign visitors to touch down on the Greek island of Kos after they were provided a totally free vacation to thank them for their work combating coronavirus

The changes followed Thailand exposed it will raise its international flight ban on 1 July, however just to immigrants who have Thai work allows, residency or family living in the nation – and not travelers.

Thailand will invite back some international visitors from 1 July

People taking a trip to Thailand for medical treatment, consisting of plastic surgery and fertility treatment, are likewise being allowed, however will need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.

Business visitors from Japan, South Korea, Singapore, China and Hong Kong might prevent a two- week quarantine if they show a certificate to show they do not have coronavirus and are evaluated on arrival.

Bars, bars and karaoke locations throughout the nation will likewise be permitted to resume from Wednesday in a quote to restore the Thai economy.

They will be permitted to remain open up until midnight, however tables will be spaced 2m apart, a federal government representative stated.

Taweesin Wisanuyothin, of the Thai federal government’s COVID-19 Circumstance Administration, added: “Alcohol consumption could reduce discipline so there will be close monitoring before customers enter venues.”

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Recently, it was validated Britons who vacation in France or Spain this summertime will not need to separate when they come home.

Greece was likewise on a list of countries permitted to form “air bridges” with the UK from 6 July, with TUI, the country’s most significant vacation business, due to resume paths to 4 Greek islands on 11 July.

And now Britons will need to wait up until 15 July if they wish to go, with the Greek PM declaring steps will be under “continuous review”.

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