The UK Foreign Office has issued a series of surprising new travel warnings for Brits heading to Greece, suggesting they should be careful when it comes to passport controls, strikes, extreme weather, the West Nile virus and even terrorist attacks.
The list includes minor warnings that could put a damper on a holiday, including delays at passport checks and not being able to withdraw money from ATM’s to more fearful cautions such as, “terrorist attacks in Greece can’t be ruled out.”
The new list of concerns has come as a complete surprise to Greece and other countries including Spain, France, and Thailand who have also been added to the new travel warning list from the UK.
The Foreign Office places an emphasis on Greece’s summer, claiming, “Localised or severe weather extremes, including wildfires, can affect areas of Greece over the extended summer period. At times, this can cause travel disruption.”
They also warn those who plan on drinking, “The Greek police won’t accept rowdy or indecent behaviour, especially where excessive drinking is involved. Greek courts impose heavy fines or prison sentences on people who behave indecently.”
The entire list can be found here.