chrissyg, direct flights to the islands from countries other than the UK start landing tomorrow morning. Heraklion Airport has 40 scheduled flight arrivals from abroad, estimates of around 4,000-6,000 passengers, depending on how full the flights are. Random testing will take place, they will be randomly testing around 850 people at Heraklion everyday.
If you are that desperate to get here, you can! Do what a lot of other British people, who have homes & businesses here have done & are still doing. The most favoured routes have been Lufthansa Manchester, or Heathrow, to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Athens, then Athens to wherever in Greece they are going. Other people have been coming via Paris, Zurich, Sofia, Budapest and a lot have used Eurostar to Brussells, flight to Athens etc. A new route now is UK to Dublin to Greece. I also know of people with flights UK to Germany, then direct flight to Herakliion,starting tomorrow.
People from the UK are not banned, just direct flights from the UK!!!