Wildfire risk remains ‘very high’ across Greece: What travelers should know


July 27. The dangers of wildfires in Greece are far from over and could disrupt travel for a while to come.

More than 20,000 people, many of them tourists, have been evacuated from Rhodes alone, and the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Greece and Greek authorities warn the risk of wildfire remains «very high» for the rest of the country.

“We are going through perhaps the toughest days of the summer with the temperatures showing a further increase,” Hellenic Fire Service Fire Col. Ioannis Artopios said in a statement Tuesday. “We all remain in a state of high alert.”

Hopeful travelers may be considering adding travel insurance to upcoming trips to the islands, but it may be too late.

“I wouldn’t recommend buying a policy now,” said Megan Moncrief, president of SquareMouth, a site where travelers can compare insurance policies for trips.

Source: USA Today


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