Around three million Britons travel to the mythical land of beautiful islands, Greece, every year. It has become one of the exotic destinations for the Britons. But the host country has set new banking rules for the Britons taking euros to the destination.
The FCO has urged travellers from the UK, to particularly those who take large sums away, to pay attention. The information on the FCO website states that – “You can now withdraw cash using a UK card up to the daily limit imposed by the Greek Banking system or the daily limit imposed by your UK card user – whichever is the lower amount. You should be able to pay for retail transactions with debit and credit cards as you would elsewhere, but always check beforehand as not all businesses hold a machine for processing card payments.
There are no restrictions on taking euros from the UK to Greece or bringing euros back from Greece to the UK at the end of your stay.
When traveling outside the UK you should take more than one means of payment with you (cash, debit card, credit card).”
It is not just the banking system that has warned the Britons, but those who travelling to Greece have also been warned about the diseases transmitted by mosquitoes.
The website reported that there were many cases of Wet Nile virus in Greece in 2018. The visitors have been warned. They should take preventive measures like using repellents, closing doors and using screens on doors. The government also advised the travelers traveling overseas to take travel and medical insurance.
Britons traveling to India now have also been warned about the cyclone Vayu which touched parts of Gujarat. It is better to be safe than sorry. Those traveling to Spain and France have also been urged to be vigilant during their time there.