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Greece holidays: ‘Imported’ coronavirus cases surge – will Britons be allowed back?

But now more than 100 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Greece since the country decided to reopen its borders.

Greece is one of few countries that has managed to keep its coronavirus case rate relatively low.

To date, the country has only had 3,672 cases and 193 deaths.

The last ten days since borders have been open has seen a surge in cases.

According to local media outlets, there were 33 new cases reported on Tuesday with 21 of those being from international tourists.

Anyone who arrives in the country with coronavirus must quarantine themselves for 14 days.

Government spokesperson Stelios Petsas said: “We knew from the beginning that when we gradually opened the country’s gates to the world, we would have imported incidents.”

Other countries have also experienced a surge since they opened their doors to international arrivals.

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According to local media outlets, there were 33 new cases reported on Tuesday with 21 of those being from international tourists.

Anyone who arrives in the country with coronavirus must quarantine themselves for 14 days.

Government spokesperson Stelios Petsas said: “We knew from the beginning that when we gradually opened the country’s gates to the world, we would have imported incidents.”

Other countries have also experienced a surge since they opened their doors to international arrivals.

Spain has been forced to lockdown two of its regions after a sudden spike in cases.

From June 15, Greece opened its border to visitors from Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, Israel, Switzerland, Japan, Malta, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Albania, Estonia, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Hungary, South Korea, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Finland.

The UK is not the only country that is currently banned from visiting Greece – Sweden is also banned.

It’s unclear whether Britons will have to quarantine when they can finally travel to Greece from July 15.

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority said travellers from high-risk countries will have to take a coronavirus test.

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If you are permitted entry to Greece from July 15, you can travel within Greece including between Greek islands.

The FCO website added: “You must wear a face mask at all times when on an aeroplane or ferry travelling to or from Greece; and whilst at airports.

“Greece’s borders with most neighbouring countries (Turkey, Albania and North Macedonia) are closed to passenger traffic. The border with Bulgaria is open.”

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