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Spain and Greece look set to strike a holiday deal with Britain even without vaccine passports, according to press reports today.

According to the Daily Express "amid uncertainty over the European Union´s failing vaccine strategy, Spain and Greece have made it clear they want to do a deal direct with the UK. Spain's tourism minister Fernando Valdes has said the country is considering opening a "green corridor" for vaccinated Britons.

His Greek counterpart, Haris Theoharis, also confirmed that UK holidaymakers will be welcomed with or without a Europe-wide vaccine passport. Mr Valdes said: "Right now we have discussions with our colleagues in the UK.

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