GREECE has revealed a host of new beach rules to keep Covid at bay this summer – from separating sunbathers to a ban on bar music.
The holiday hotspot is preparing to welcome Brits back as soon as it can, with authorities said to be introducing the new measures for both visitors and locals.
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Beach umbrellas and sun loungers will be placed at least 4m apart for social distancing and will be regularly disinfected, Lonely Planet reports.
Beach bars, restaurants and cafés will also be banned from playing music in the hope that people won't need to raise their voices above it – limiting the potential for Covid particles to be spread around the air.
Meanwhile, beach bar workers and resort staff will be required to wear face masks and will also need to test themselves regularly for the bug.
Sun-seekers won't be asked to wear a face mask while swimming or sunbathing.
However, facemasks are mandatory in all public places in Greece, both indoors and outdoors.
Greece currently requires a Covid tests from Brits after welcoming them back earlier this month, although the country remains on the UK's amber list.
The country also currently has a curfew in place from 12:30am to 5am.
The UK Government has warned Brits against going on holiday to amber list destinations, with Greece yet to be added to the green list.
Boris Johnson's spokesman said yesterday: "Our advice hasn't changed in regards to amber list countries.
"We have been clear that people shouldn't be travelling to amber list countries for the purposes of holidays."
It comes after Spain lifted travel restrictions for British visitors, with up to 100,000 holidaymakers expected to fly this week against the government advice.
Portugal is currently the only major tourist destination on Britain's green list, which means holidaymakers do not need to isolate on their return.
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