UK and EU travel restrictions raise concerns for tourism season

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tourism
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The news that the UK Parliament looks likely to pass new pandemic measures which include a 5,000 pound fine for unnecessary foreign travel until July has caused consternation in Athens, where it was hoped that UK visitors would be among the first and most numerous to take advantage of the reopening of Greek tourism from May 14.

Package tour operators TUI reported a freeze on foreign holiday bookings following the announcement. The UK is Greece’s second largest source of visitors and revenue, and the restrictions would deal a substantial blow to this year’s projections. In 2019...

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