British Holidaymakers to Greece Suffer From Brexit Backlash

HOLIDAY_BrexitBritish tourists claimed they were being refused cash withdrawals and exchanges following the Brexit win. No sooner was the vote announced that fund access was cut as there was no rate set by the Central European Bank for the British pound as it slid against the US dollar and the Euro.


Holidaymakers took to Twitter with complaints that they could not access money from the ATM machines. One Brit, Matt Rooney tweeted:

“It’s beginning already! We’re in Greece, no cash exchange & no cash machine withdrawals for Brits. Great #brexitfail”

He posted a picture of the sign at the Blue Lagoon Resort this morning informing guests they couldn’t access their money. It read: “Dear guests, we would like to inform you that we cannot exchange British or Scottish Pounds at the moment, as we do not have an official exchange rate from the central bank. Thank you for your understanding!”

The Brexit vote saw the value of the pound tumble more than 10 US cents to $1.33 in just a few hours. It was just under 1.250 against the Euro that also fell against other currencies. This means that British holidaymakers around Eurozone countries will get significantly less in their exchange.