Deal alert: London to Greek Islands from £20 return for summer travel

Jul 9, 2021

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There has been a surge in bookings following the news that fully vaccinated British travellers will no longer need to self-isolate on their return from amber countries.

In other good news, the FCDO has dropped their advice to avoid all but essential travel to several European countries, including Greece. This means you can travel there for tourism reasons, without invalidating your normal travel insurance policy.

Related: On the ground: What it’s like visiting the Greek islands right now

Flights to Greece after 19 July are quickly rising in price, but there are still some great deals to be had. If you’re fully vaccinated, all you’ll need for entry to Greece is proof of vaccination, which you can obtain from the NHS App, and a Passenger Locator Form, completed at least 24 hours in advance.

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Keep in mind that these airlines are low-cost carriers, meaning that benefits you might be used to receiving with other airlines, such as checked luggage or carry-on luggage, may cost you extra.

If you’re fully vaccinated, you will need to take a pre-departure test as well as one within two days of arrival back in the U.K.

If you are not vaccinated, the standard amber rules apply – you’ll need:

  • A pre-departure test, which can be a PCR test or a rapid antigen/lateral flow test;
  • A PCR test to take on day two of my 10 days; and
  • A PCR test to take on day eight of my 10 days.

Related: How to book all your COVID-19 tests for return from an amber country for just £162

Airline: Wizz Air/EasyJet/Ryanair
Routes: LGW/LTN/STN to RHO/JMK/JTR/CHQ
Cost: £20+ return
Travel dates: July and August 2021

Here are a couple of examples of what you can book:

London (STN) to Corfu (CFU) for £20 return in July:

London (STN) to Rhodes (RHO) for £26 return in July:

London (STN) to Crete (CHQ) for £52 return in July:

London (STN) to Santorini (JTR) for £63 return in August:

London (LTN) to Santorini (JTR) for £79 return in August:

London (LGW) to Mykonos (JMK) for £70 return in August:

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