GREECE has relaxed their travel restrictions, meaning Britons will be able to enter the country without a negative Covid test if they are fully vaccinated.
Currently, air passengers, including children over the age of 5, must present a rapid antigen test done 24 hours before arrival or a PCR test no later than 72 hours in order to enter Greece.
But from 7 February, these will no longer be needed if fully vaccinated, making it much easier for Britons to visit the country.
Greece is expected to see tourists return next month, much earlier than usual.
Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said: “This year our country is preparing to welcome summer tourists from March 1, earlier than usual.
“Greece tourism has shown considerable resilience over the past two years, sending a strong message of safety to visitors in our country and it will do the same this year.”
To be fully vaccinated, Britons must have had a second shot less than nine months ago, or a booster shot.
Anyone who has an older vaccine and has not had a booster shot will be considered unvaccinated.
Greece still has strict regulations when it comes to masks, with everyone having to wear them in all indoor and public spaces.
If you don’t have an N95/FFP2 mask, you must wear them in some parts of the country, including supermarkets and public transport.
Portugal also has Removed pre-arrival Covid tests for Britons, so from next week fully vaccinated Britons won’t need to take any more Covid tests for admission.
However, other countries are tightening their entry rules.
To enter Spain, Britons must be fully vaccinated and cannot now use negative Covid test or proof of recovery to enter.
France too – Britons get vaccinated will not be allowed to visit France if they received the second stab more than 270 days ago.
Thankfully, Brits returning to the UK will not need any tests from 11 February, if fully stabbed.
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8314260/greece-travel-rules-vaccine-holiday/ Greece eases travel restrictions for Britons