Greece to Open Its Airports to British Tourists on July 15



Greece’s Mykonos Island International Airport is expecting to receive tourists from the UK beginning on July 15. Photo: Anastasios Papapostolou / Greek Reporter

Greece announced on Monday that it will open its airports to direct flights from the United Kingdom on July 15.

In announcing the decision, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said that it had been taken in consultation with the British authorities, and only after Athens received the “green light” from its health experts.

Petsas added that no decision has been made on direct flights from the nation of Sweden at this point in time.

It had been expected that UK travelers would be allowed to fly to Greece beginning on July 1 – but the ban on Britain was extended, along with Sweden and several other countries with high rates of Covid-19 infection.

The decision by Greece comes as the UK released a list of 74 countries, including Greece, which English tourists can now visit without having to quarantine upon their return.

Flights from the UK will be able to land in all airports throughput the nation of Greece. Passengers will be randomly tested for Covid-19 upon arrival.

The passengers who are tested are required to remain in self-isolation for 24 hours at their final destination as declared on their passenger locator form (PLF), until the result of the the test becomes available.

All travelers to Greece must have filled out their online PLF 48 hours before their departure.