Greece

Greece

The International Passenger Survey (IPS) was suspended on 16 March 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic until the start of 2021. The ONS have made every effort to produce high-quality estimates for the periods when IPS data is not being collected but have not been able to produce a full set of results. See the 2020 inbound page for more information.

The 2021 data is ‘incomplete’ as Eurotunnel data was unavailable for the entire year. In addition, interviewing at Dover restarted from Q3 2021 and pseudo records for the Irish land border were also removed in 2021. More info can be found on the 2021 inbound page.

For 2022, Eurotunnel data was also unavailable for the first half of the year. Interviewing at Eurostar was not affected by Covid-19 restrictions in 2021 or the first half of 2022. The ONS restarted IPS interviews at all ports from July 2022. The latest data can be found on the monthly and quarterly pages.

Due to the above, the latest full year IPS data below is from 2019.

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Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)<4.1
Global rank for international tourism expenditure>50
Number of outbound visits (m)4.9
Most visited destinationTurkey

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2022
Population (m)10.6
GDP per capita PPP (US$)36,465
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)0.6
Annual GDP growth (%)6.1

Inbound visits to Britain from Greece

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Access to Britain from Greece

Measure2022
Weekly aircraft departures527
Weekly seat capacity100,929
Airports with direct routes in Greece18
Airports with direct routes in Britain23
  • Virtually all visits from Greece to Britain are made by plane
  • In 2022, there were 527 direct flight departures from Greece to Britain a week, with a total seat capacity of 100,929 a week
  • 18 airports in Greece serve 23 British airports in 2022
  • Following the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic led, scheduled seat capacity in 2022 from Greece to the UK exceeds 2019 levels by 18%
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Greece is £13