GLOBAL TRAVEL INDUSTRY: BACK ON BUSINESS
In the UK, a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arrivals, including returning British holidaymakers, will be implemented from June 8. Cornwall could be one of the first UK counties, tourists can visit for a staycation. In Croatia restrictions regarding business and leisure travel have been relaxed and the border has already opened from May 29 for travellers from four countries. In Cyprus tourists from 19 countries will be allowed to enter starting June 9 on the condition they test negative three days before visiting.
Initially, Greece’s tourism will reopen to 29 countries mainly from EU member states in the Schengen area, the Balkans – in particular Bulgaria – as well as other individual countries which have reached agreements with Greece, such as Israel. Etihad and Emirates, which connect Australia with Europe, announced they will offer regular flights to Greece from July, while Aegean Airlines announced its readiness to restore its network to European destinations. Meanwhile, Qatar Airlines is continuing to offer flights to Greece, four times a week.