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Heathrow and Gatwick: Greece could be the next country on the green list


The Brits missed a sunny holiday this year, but there’s still a chance your swimsuit will see the light of day.

That’s right, the beautiful islands of Greece, the much-loved vacation destination, could be on the green list in the next review, including travel favorites Crete and Corfu.

As of May 17, Greece has been on the orange list, which means travelers need a pre-departure test and a 10-day quarantine immediately after returning to the UK.

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But the next review, which is due to take place Wednesday, July 14, could see Greece and its islands go on the green list.

Travel chefs have been clamoring for the change for weeks and were hoping to see it go green in last week’s review.

Garry Wilson, managing director of easyjet Holidays, has questioned the government’s decision to keep Greece on the orange list.

Recent statistics show that over 8.3 million people in Greece have been vaccinated and over 3.7 million people have been fully vaccinated with both doses.

Its infection rate is currently 28 per 100,000 people.

After the last review, countries such as Malta, Ibiza, Madeira and the Caribbean Islands were all added to the green list.

Under Greek law, anyone currently arriving in Greece is required to complete a passenger locator form and provide proof of their negative PCR test, carried out within 72 hours of arrival.

Those with proof will not be required to self-isolate once they arrive in Greece, but they may also be required to take a quick Covid-19 test once they arrive.

If travelers test positive and need to self-isolate, quarantine hotels will be provided by the Greek state.

There hasn’t been a firm date set for the next travel review, but it’s usually three weeks before the last one, so we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled.