Greece will reopen to direct UK flights on 15 July, according to reports in the Greek national press.
Government minister spokesperson Stelios Petsas made the announcement on Monday morning (6 July), several outlets in the country report.
Petsas said in co-operation with the UK government, and based on expert advice, direct UK flights would resume to all Greek airports from 15 July.
It comes after the Department for Transport on Friday (3 July) announced a quarantine exemption for Greece, which would allow English holidaymakers to forgo the UK’s 14-day quarantine on arrival requirement upon their return – effective from 10 July.
The Foreign Office also on Friday exempted Greece from its global no-travel advisory, with the exemption coming into effect a day later (4 July).
Both updates came despite Greece have already extended its ban on direct UK flights until 15 July.
EasyJet Holidays on Monday (6 July) announced it would restart operations from 1 August, including holidays to Greece.
Tui and Jet2holidays are also expected to resume operations in Greece shortly, with both operators having committed to significant Greek programmes.