Greece is now looking like a good bet for a trip this year. The Greek Tourism Minister has said that Greece intends to welcome UK travellers this summer and is in preliminary discussions with the UK Government. Travellers with a certificate showing both doses of vaccine would be allowed entry without testing. Non-vaccinated travellers would have to have a negative PCR test. Whilst this is great news, I must add a cautionary note, that cases appear to be on the rise in Greece at the moment and the Greek Government has yet to make any formal announcement. The Greek islands are one of our favourite destinations, particularly the smaller less visited islands. Accommodation ranges from luxury hotels, to simple apartments, traditional cottages and fully staffed villas. Click here to read more about the Greek islands
As I write this newsletter it is being widely reported that the Cyprus Government has announced that it will allow entry to vaccinated travellers from the UK from 1 May without need for a PCR test or quarantine. Both doses of vaccine will need to have been administered. As with the Greek announcement there is currently nothing formally available. We hope more detail on this will emerge in the coming weeks. Cyprus is a very popular destination for UK holidaymakers and with very widespread testing it has managed to keep infection at relatively low levels making it a good bet for an overseas holiday this year.