Holidaymakers may have had their hopes sparked once again as the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) made the decision to amend its travel advisory for some of Greece and Spain’s archipelagos. The warning against all “non-essential” travel to a selection of Greek islands, as well as the Canary Islands, has been removed.
Greek islands Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes and Zante along with the Canary Islands in Spain were all included in the lifting of the travel advisory.
At the time of writing, the FCDO’s travel advice page for Greece states: “The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to Greece based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
“The FCDO is not advising against travel to the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu and Crete.”
Meanwhile, for Spain, the travel authority states: “The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to Spain, including the Balearic Islands but excluding the Canary Islands, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.”Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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The Foreign Office has lifted its travel advisory for some Greek and Spanish islands (Image: Getty Images)
This means popular destinations in Spain such as Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria are currently not advised "against".
However, "non-essential" travel to the mainland and Balearic Islands is still advised "against".
Until May 17, international travel for leisure purposes remains illegal.
Despite the FCDO’s current travel