Grant Shapps announced in the Commons today that seven Greek islands are now on the quarantine list in a fresh blow for Greece holidays. The restriction comes into play from Wednesday September 9 from 4am. From this time anyone returning from the group of Greek islands to England will have to self isolate for 14 days.
The move comes after Wales put Mykonos, Zakynthos (Zante), Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos and Crete on its quarantine list.
Meanwhile, Scotland has added the entire of Greece to its quarantine list.
Mainland Greece remains on the ‘safe’ list.
The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) news follows clearer data from the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) and Public Health England (PHE).
“Please, if you’re travelling, go with your eyes open,” he said.
Meanwhile, Spain, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands remain off the travel corridor list, too.
According to Paul Charles, CEO of the travel consultancy, The PC Agency, a review of the lists will still be announced on Thursday.
Portugal and Italy are set to be examined.
“I understand the current Thursday weekly review system of which countries will remain in quarantine, and be taken off, will continue.
“#Portugal and #Italy to next be reviewed then,” tweeted Charles.
The FDCO have yet to update their travel advice online.
Travel restrictions do remain in place. The FCDO explains: “If you travel to Greece, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before travel.
“Failure to do so in advance may result in your carrier not allowing you to travel, a 500 Euro fine on arrival or the Greek authorities not allowing you to enter the country.
“Every traveller, including children, must have their details included on a PLF. If you’re travelling with others outside of your household, you should all complete your own form.
“If you’re travelling together as a household, the Greek authorities ask for you to complete one form with all adults and children included.
“You can add additional members of your household at the top of the form before you submit.”
Source:Daily Express :: Travel Feed