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Wales has added the Greek  of Santorini, Serifos and Tinos to its list. People travelling to Wales from the Greek must now for 14 days from their arrival in Wales. The new restrictions have been put in place due to a “rising number” of coronavirus cases in these areas, according to the Welsh Government said.


Health Minister Vaughan Gething said he had made the decision after reviewing assessments by the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC).

The new measures came into force at 4am this morning.

Last Thursday, the Welsh Government introduced measures for Portugal, Gibraltar, French Polynesia and six other Greek – Mykonos, Zakynthos, Lesbos, Paros, Antiparos and Crete.

Speaking at the time, Mr Gething said there has been a “rising tide of infections” from the Greek and the requirement is necessary to keep Wales safe.

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: Three more Greek added to Wales’ list in to holiday (Image: GETTY)

Wales has added the Greek of Santorini, Serifos and Tinos to its list (Image: GETTY)

Mr Gething has previously said that an “element” of coronavirus transmission in Wales is from people travelling back from Europe.

Wales has recorded the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases in months.

A local lockdown has even come into force in Caerphilly which is expected to last into next month.

On Monday, the UK government decided to add Greek to England’s list.

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The Greek of Crete, Lesbos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos were added to the list.

It comes as the UK government revealed it would be taking a new regional approach to its policy.

This means that can be added or removed from the list if their infection rates differ from their mainland countries.

Scotland has blanket measures in place for which means anyone returning from mainland or its surrounding to Scotland will need to for 14 days.

: The new measures came into force at 4am this morning (Image: GETTY (stock image))

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Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said that England’s decision on Monday was “unfortunate”.

He told Telegraph Travel: “It’s an unfortunate decision that we hope can be reversed or mitigated in due time.

“We feel we are doing everything in our power to keep people safe and we have the numbers to prove it.”

It was thought that more than 60,000 Britons were on the when they were added to the list.

The move has left Britons fuming after thousands rushed home to avoid .

Holidaymakers took to Twitter to express their anger at the situation.

exemption list (Image: EXPRESS)

One user said: “The @GOVUK are a joke. Crete had 4 cases yesterday.

“The UK has nearly 3,000. And we have to on the way home. Makes no sense.”

Another said: “Here in Eastern Crete there has been a mass exodus of (presumably) working Brits to try to get home by 4pm today so that they do not have to .

“All flights were quickly booked and of course all flight prices quickly went up to double and triple. I’m still here.”

Another said: “Nearly 2 hours on the phone trying to change our flights to Crete next year. Same destination, same time of year, same seats. £167 extra.”

Source:Daily Express :: Travel Feed

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