I'm afraid Guy is right. I was just writing to a friend in Crete that the only UK visitors the island is likely to see this year are the ones who are prepared to/need to go the extra mile and get there by hook or by crook. People with holiday homes on the island, or visitors who return every year and regard a particular village or hotel as home from home. Absolutely no “passing trade” or impulse- buy holidays, I’m afraid.
People here in Britain are desperate to be allowed more outdoor time, to get to the parks or drive to beauty spots, but I don’t think that anything beyond that, like, foreign travel, is on the public’s mind.
That was before I read the advance news that, as Guy says, Boris Johnson is going to bolt the stable door tomorrow and announce that passengers flying into the UK will have to be quarantined for a fortnight.
was before I read the following which includes the stipulation that anyone flying into Greece is going to have to bring with them an all-clear health certificate issued in the previous 72 hours.https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/05/09/t ... in-greece/
Good luck with getting one of those if you’re a Brit, given the horrendous shambles of the UK government’s response to the pandemic – when care home staff in England are STILL begging for basic protective coverings, when my GP told me honestly that he expects it to be another two months before it’s business as usual at the surgery. (It is physically locked at the moment and you have to shout your needs through the window).
I am really sorry to be a prophet of doom, and I would love to think that my own planned trip to Crete will come about, but it’s not looking good.