Home Corfu holidays Families Head To Greece Despite Amber Government Warning As British Mother Says ‘My Children Deserve A Vacation’

Families Head To Greece Despite Amber Government Warning As British Mother Says ‘My Children Deserve A Vacation’

0


A mother who went on vacation to Greece against the advice of the government said she decided to go because her children “deserve a vacation”.

The government is currently advising Britons against traveling on holiday to Orange List destinations, which include Greece as well as most of Europe.

4

Families have returned to Greece despite warning from UK governmentCredit: Alamy

However, traveling to them is not prohibited, unlike Red List destinations, which have seen thousands of Britons flock to Orange List Spain in recent weeks.

A number of British tourists have made their way to Corfu which, although it remains quite deserted due to Covid, has already welcomed travelers last month.

Greek tourism bosses have said confusing travel advice and mandatory Covid testing that can cost hundreds of pounds per traveler have kept Britons from returning.

The country recently announced its new beach rules which include sun loungers 4 meters apart and no bar music is played.

Despite this, one family said they decided to go to Corfu after their vacation was canceled last year.

Greece has been welcoming tourists since May

4

Greece has been welcoming tourists since MayCredit: AP
The country remains on the UK's amber list

4

The country remains on the UK’s amber listCredit: AP

The mother told ITV: “It was [my son’s] first vacation and it was canceled last year. He was really excited so I said ‘we’re going’ whether it’s embarrassing or not. “

When asked if they were worried about the Amber List rules, they replied that they were not because it was “not a government law”, adding: “Even though they advise us not to go, my kids deserve a vacation, so here we are. “

She also said: “It was not a red country, we did everything according to the rules.”

Another tourist said it would have been different if he had been older or had health issues, but that was not the case, so he decided to visit Corfu on vacation.

Orange List destinations still require a mandatory 10-day quarantine upon return to the UK – as well as Covid testing on the two and eight days of the quarantine.

Most of Europe is on the Amber List due to their Covid cases

4

Most of Europe is on the Amber List due to their Covid cases

Boris Johnson spokesman said: “Our advice has not changed with regard to the Amber List countries.

“We have been clear that people should not travel to Amber List countries for vacation purposes.”

While last week Health Secretary Matt Hancock said people shouldn’t travel to Orange Countries except for essential reasons.

It is hoped that more countries could be added to the green list later this week, but it is likely that Greece will not be affected.

The Spanish islands, Malta and Jamaica should all be on the list, according to PC Agency’s Paul Charles.

Spain said they are remaining open to the British despite countries like Germany and France banning arrivals to the UK due to the Indian variant.

Other countries are also likely to be added to the red list, according to a former BA strategist.

Robert Boyle predicted that British holidaymakers would likely be banned from traveling to Bahrain, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago and Kuwait due to their Covid situation.

Greece reveals new beach rules with lounge chairs four meters apart and no bar music as it prepares for the British return