Greece has recorded a daily high of coronavirus cases as it becomes more popular than Spain for internet searches by Brits looking for a holiday destination.

The nation had previously managed to keep the number of infections relatively low when compared to Spain, Italy and France.

Greece had just 5,623 confirmed cases but yesterday's figure of 202 is the country's highest daily total since the beginning of the year.

However the increase has not stopped Brits from flocking to the country's holiday islands.

Greece has had a relatively low number of cases compared to some European countries

According to Skyscanner searches for flights to Crete, Corfu and Santorini have overtaken Spanish destinations such as Ibiza and Malaga, the Sun reports.

Greek government officials have been out in force on Mykonos after large gatherings and beach parties sparked fears of an outbreak on the island.

A beach bar was closed and locals and tourists were forced to take tests with 80 people told they must self-isolate even if they give a negative result.

Brits are currently able to holiday in Greece without having to quarantine when they return to the UK.

But they must fill in a Passenger Locator Form 24 hours before travelling to Greece.

British holidaymakers are flocking to Greece's holiday islands

They will then be sent a QR code before travelling which they must be shown when they arrive in Greece.

If they don't they could be sent back to the UK or face a huge fine.

However some travellers have reported problems with the forms.

Some have claimed they didn't receive the code or their tour operator didn't inform them about the form.

Brits must fill in a Passenger Locator Form 24 hours before they travel to Greece

Brits going to Greece with Wizz Air have been urged to take extra care after 28 travellers at Luton were not allowed to fly because of 'mistakes' on their form.

Two were stopped from flying because they failed to enter their middle names on the form and blasted the airline as they claimed that the form said it was optional, the Independent reports.

Harry Young and his partner were among the holidaymakers set to fly from Luton to Athens.

He told The Independent that they were forced to fork out an extra £600 travel with a different airline instead.

Eighty people have been told they must self-isolate even if they give a negative test

Other holidaymakers have complained about similar experiences online.

One fuming traveller tweeted: "@Wizzair you are an absolute joke of an airline. Refused to let me on the plane for my holiday this morning because I didn’t fill out my initial for Covid form.

"BUT IT SAYS ITS OPTIONAL AS I EXPLAINED 100 TIMES TO THE RUDE STAFF @ LUTON AIRPORT."

A Wizz Air spokesman confirmed that 28 travellers were stopped from flying.

Travellers are told on the form that adding their middle name is optional

He added: “Wizz Air reminds passengers that it is their responsibility to complete a PLF with all the necessary information to be allowed to fly to Greece.

“Passengers who do not complete the form or do so incorrectly will be refused carriage, and are not entitled to compensation.”

France could be the next holiday destination to be removed from the air bridge list after an alarming spike in Covid-19 cases - 2,288 were confirmed on Friday.

Thousands of holidaymakers already in France and many more about to head across the Channel could face two weeks in quarantine on return if the Government acts.

France may also face a UK travel ban as cases soar in the country, with 2,288 new cases confirmed on Friday.

Asked what holidaymakers already in France or those due to visit should do, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak said it was a “tricky situation”.

But he said the UK would not hesitate to add countries to the restrictions in a bid to contain the virus.

Belgium, the Bahamas, and Andorra joined Spain and Luxembourg on the quarantine list, travellers told to self-isolate for 14 days on return or face £1,000 a fine.