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Visitors to Greece will no longer have to self-isolate if they test positive for COVID-19

Visitors to Greece will no longer have to self-isolate if they test positive for COVID-19.

The popular tourist destination - which previously insisted that British holidaymakers must quarantine for five days in a designated hotel room if they tested positive for the virus - has now changed the rules and only requires vistors to wear a mask should they contract COVID-19.

Epidemiologist Christos Hatzichristodoulou told local media: “There was a lot of discussion about how to manage outbreaks in tourist accommodation and we decided to apply what applies to the rest of the Mediterranean countries, because the majority of countries in northern Europe do not have any measures at all to protect against the coronavirus.”

It comes just two months after Greece decided to removed all travel entry restrictions and no longer required proof of vaccination for entry back in May in an effort to restore demand following the pandemic.

Following the removal of all restrictions, the European country is now expected to bring in three million visitors across the summer of 2022, up almost quarter of a million since the restrictions were in place.

At the time, a TUI spokesperson said: “Greece is again this summer one of the most popular holiday destinations. We expect the highest level of demand ever. In total, the group is expected to bring around three million holidaymakers to Greece. A higher number of visitors than before the pandemic, when it was around 2.8 million."

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