Greece is disappointed that it has been designated an ‘amber’ destination by Britain, with hoteliers reporting that cancellations are “pouring in” from British tourists. Greece had hoped to be declared a safe ‘green’ country on the UK’s controversial traffic light system of tourist destinations. But along with Italy, Spain and other countries popular with British visitors, it was judged to be ‘amber’. That means that Britons returning to the UK will have to go through a 10-day period of self-isolation and two PCR tests. The decision is set to be re-examined in three weeks. “Cancellations are starting to pour in for this [three-week] period,” Minas Hatzimichail, the president of the Hoteliers’ Association of the island of Kos told the Greek TV station ANT1. “Vaccinations in major tourist destinations should have happened in time. Europe should have received the message that we are safe”. Babis Voulgaris, the president of the Hoteliers’ Association of Corfu, said tourism operators are “disappointed” with Greece’s amber classification. “There have been cancellations following the UK’s announcement,” he said. He believes the situation will improve in the next three weeks, but said the classification is little surprise given Greece's current Covid-19 situation and vaccination rates. Greece’s vaccination drive has been criticized for moving slowly. So far, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, only 11.7% of the country’s population has received both jabs. In March, the government announced that it would prioritize vaccinating small islands of less than 1,000 residents and has now extended that to islands with populations of up to 10,000 inhabitants.