Tourists warned of spike in coronavirus cases as Greece opens border to Brits

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Tourists have tested positive for coronavirus is Greece as the country re-opens its borders to visitors.

It is suspected that the country is on the brink of a second lockdown due to the recent surge in cases.

The country opened its borders just two weeks ago on July 1 and an infections spike has followed.

Greece has only had 3,672 active coronavirus cases, but now over 100 tourists have tested positive for the killer virus.

Brits were to be allowed to re-enter the country from today, July 15, reports the Mirror.

But, now Greek authorities are considering locking down the country – and re-starting travel restrictions – from as soon as Monday.

This means that holidaying Brits could be trapped in lockdown upon arrival.

Authorities have said that coronavirus safety measures are being frequently ignored.

Government spokesperson, Stelios Petsas, said they were "determined to protect the majority from the frivolous few.”

Enhanced safety precautions are being rolled out – including more strenuous inspections of bars and restaurants.

Face masks are required on all transport to and from Greece and in airports.

Health officials fear that a number of foreign travellers could be asymptomatic.

The FCO warned that Greece may begin testing for coronavirus on arrival.

TUI announced today that they would begin running flights to Greece from July 25.

A spokesperson for the company said: “We’re really pleased the Greek Government has confirmed British travellers will be able to holiday there this summer without the need to quarantine on arrival or on their return to the UK.

“In line with the latest advice we plan on adding Greece to our summer holiday programme from 15 July.

"Our latest booking data shows that Greece is one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers this summer and we can’t wait to take people back there.”

Alongside Greece the company is now be flying to six other destinations.

TUI stated it would pay for medical tests, flights and extended hotel stays for Brits if they catch the virus while on holiday.

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