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Greek debt: Talks to resume as deadline beckons

Greek debt talks are resuming after creditors accused the country's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of failing to compromise.

Greece faces a 1.6 billion euro debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday, and is thought to require a new deal to avoid default and a possible withdrawal from the eurozone.

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Brits told: Greek holidays should go ahead

British holidaymakers have been told that their trips to Greece should go ahead despite the ongoing financial uncertainty surrounding the country.

Tourists are seen on a beach close to the Greek capital Athens. Credit: Reuters

The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) said it did not expect to have to rebook customers to different destinations and that it was not aware of any plans to evacuate people from Greece.

Abta did advise visitors to Greece to take some euros in cash and to ensure they had appropriate travel insurance.

"At present we have no indication that holidaymakers will be disrupted, however as with all destination matters we will continue to monitor the situation and work with our members on any developments," a spokesperson said.

The Foreign Office's advice to Brits travelling to Greece has not changed since May 6 when it advised travellers to take more than one method of payment, and to take enough money to cover emergencies.

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