While those employed in aviation and tourism face particularly worrying times, many would-be holidaymakers are wondering whether they will able to go on their planned trips this year. Countries reliant on sun-seeking visitors are hoping they will be able to welcome them.

Tourism ministers from across the EU are meeting today to discuss how the industry can aim to restart and recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Greek tourism minister Harry Theoharis says they will be discussing how to allow travel in a “safe and responsible way”, including the possibility of people being tested before they get on a flight.

Greece sees about 20% of its economy generated by the holiday industry.

“We want people to come to Greece this summer,” Theoharis told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

“Of course we will take precautions in terms of the requirements before travelling, but also in the way people travel and the way they stay. On sunbeds, etc, social distancing rules will apply.”