Polish tourists to Greece warned to bring extra cash

As uncertainty hangs over Greece’s financial future, Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz is advising Poles traveling to Greece to take a “larger amount of cash” with them.

Greeks have been withdrawing money in increasing amounts in recent days amid concerns over the country’s financial plight. In a worst case scenario, the Greek government could have to put limits on the amount of money Greeks can withdraw in order to prevent a bank run.

“If you are going to Greece on vacation, please keep checking the situation there, because it will be very dynamic,” said Kopacz. “Please, do not count only on your ATM cards and on ATM machines, but take a larger amount of cash with you,” she added.

Greece is holding emergency talks with its creditors in Brussels on Monday. It needs more loans to not default on a debt repayment due June 30.