The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that there will be a UK flight ban until 15 July, due to the high infection rates.
Flights with Ryanair, Tui and easyJet have now cancelled flights to the Greek mainland and Islands.
Local media reported that the “whole opening process is dynamic and the data will be constantly evaluated.”
A spokesperson for Tui said, “In accordance with updated advice from the Greek government, our planned flights to Greece between 11-14 July won’t go ahead.”
A spokesperson for easyJet said, “Following today’s announcement by the Greek authorities, we will being reviewing our flying schedule and any customers whose flights are required to be cancelled as a result of any restrictions will be notified and informed of their options which include a free of charge transfer, a voucher for the value of their booking or a refund.”
Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis had told ITV News previously, “I think that the UK has a big difference in terms of the current medical status of the country with Greece, so I don’t think it’s likely it will be there.
Tui’s Managing Director Andrew Flintham told Radio 4’s Today programme, “The conversations with overseas countries, as Greece has demonstrated, is a two-way decision.
“So I think there are still going to be a few bumps in the road and I still think there will be some countries that won’t be opening up – which means we’ll have to cancel a few more holidays, but hopefully not as many as we’ve been cancelling.”