Returning from a holiday in the countries of the “orange” list, fully vaccinated British tourists will no longer be in quarantine.
According to The Telegraph, the “orange” list includes countries such as Greece, Spain, Italy, France, and the United States. According to current rules, British tourists returning from these countries are quarantined for 10 days, during which they must be tested twice for coronavirus. This requirement is now canceled.
The United Kingdom’s recent decision to keep Greece on the orange list of destinations and downgrade Portugal to the same category by quarantining those returning from those countries has dealt a heavy blow to the Greek and Portuguese tourism and aviation industries.
Sky News on Wednesday night, citing a London government official, said the British government appreciates the progress made in vaccinating the population and is considering all possible ways to make it easier for vaccinated British travelers to return from overseas travel.
On Monday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels, met with Boris Johnson and briefed him on the positive epidemiological situation in the country. According to the Greek prime minister, this makes it possible to remove restrictions on the travel of British tourists to Greece.
The British market is the second most important market for Greek tourism after Germany. From here, our country attracted 3.5 million travelers in 2019 and one million last year, according to the Bank of Greece, resulting in revenues of 2.5 billion in 2019 and 749 million in 2020.