PUBLISHED: 10:22, Tue, Sep 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:22, Tue, Sep 8, 2020
Late on Monday evening minister for Transport Grant Shapps made the announcement that seven of Greece’s islands are to be axed from the UK travel corridor list. It comes amid a surge in holidays to Greece and its islands following the initial addition of the nation to the travel corridor list.
Yet in recent weeks a number of coronavirus cases linked to holidays in the country sparked Scotland and Wales to remove both nations from their lists.
Following some deliberation, England has followed suit, wreaking yet more havoc on holidays, both for those currently in Greece and others with impending plans.
Now, travel experts are sharing their top tips for Britons in a bid to help them ease financial losses as a result of shattered plans.
“The latest FCDO announcement about the Greek islands of Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos being removed from the travel ‘safe list’ is understandably going to make a lot of people apprehensive because from 04.00 BST on Wednesday the FCO advice will change to all but essential travel to these islands, which means that the vast majority of travel insurance will become invalid,” explained Tommy Lloyd, the managing director of Medical Travel Compared.
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Greece: Many Britons currently on Greek islands will return to new quarantine rules (Image: Getty Images)
Greece: Holidays to Greece have surged since the travel corridor initially opened up (Image: Getty Images)
Though the FCDO nonessential travel advisory does make some travel insurance policies invalid, this does not mean that Britons should skip out on the purchase altogether.
“The first piece of advice I would give people travelling to any destination whether it’s on the quarantine exemption list or not, is to make sure they have travel insurance and then secondly check that the travel insurance covers them for coronavirus related incidents,” said Mr Lloyd.
“There are some COVID-19 specific travel insurance products on our panel that will cover you should you contract COVID-19 either before or whilst on holiday as well as provide cover should your holiday be cancelled.”
However, the timing of