PUBLISHED: 08:13, Wed, Sep 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:03, Wed, Sep 9, 2020
Travellers arriving in England from several Greek Islands from 4am today now have to quarantine for 14 days. The announcement was made on Monday by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. The islands that have been removed from the travel corridor list are Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos, and Zakynthos (also known as Zante).
The government has now said island destinations can be treated differently from mainland countries if their infection rates differ.
While this may have initially provided hope for Spain’s popular Balearic and Canary Islands, Mr Shapps said their infection rates were too high for them to be put back on the travel corridor list.
Those arriving back into Northern Ireland from Greece and its surrounding islands are not required to quarantine for 14 days.
Scotland has blanket quarantine rules on Greece and its surrounding islands.
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Wales is enforcing quarantine rules on nine Greek islands: Mykonos, Zakynthos, Lesvos, Paros, Antiparos and Crete, Santorini, Serifos and Tinos.
The UK’s travel corridor lists are being reviewed on a weekly basis.
Countries potentially at risk of being removed from the travel corridor list include those with more than 20 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.
But despite Greece’s islands now being out the picture for Britons, there are plenty of other destinations on offer for Britons looking for a ‘hassle-free’ autumn break.
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