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Greece on UK’s List Allowing Quarantine-free Travel

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Last updated July 3, 6pm

Britain has included Greece on the list of countries to and from which travelers can enter the UK without entering 14-day isolation.

From July 10, unless having visited or stopped in any other country or territory in the preceding 14 days, passengers arriving from the following countries and territories will not be required to self-isolate on arrival into England:

Andorra, Germany, New Zealand, Antigua and Barbuda, Greece, Norway, Aruba, Greenland, Poland Australia, Grenada, Réunion, Austria, Guadeloupe, San Marino, Bahamas, Hong Kong, Serbia, Barbados, Hungary, Seychelles, Belgium, Iceland, South Korea, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Jamaica, St Barthélemy, Curaçao, Japan, St Kitts and Nevis, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, St Lucia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, St Pierre and Miquelon, Denmark, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Dominica, Macau, Taiwan, Faroe Islands, Malta, Trinidad and Tobago, Fiji, Mauritius, Turkey, Finland, Monaco, Vatican City, France, The Netherlands, Vietnam, French Polynesia, New Caledonia.

This applies to all travel to England, by train, ferry, coach, air or any other route.

Ireland is already exempt as part of the common travel area, as are the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

In addition, UK will be exempting the 14 British Overseas Territories.

Photo © GTP

Photo © GTP

British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps had initialy said that the US and Greece would not be on the list, citing lack of reciprocity on the part of Greece, referring to an aviation directive (NOTAM) issued by Greece on Tuesday, extending a previous suspension of all flights to and from the UK until July 15.

On Friday afternoon, the country’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) updated its global advisory against “all but essential” travel, exempting destinations that no longer pose an unacceptably high risk for British travellers. Greece was included on FCO’s final list.

Greece is traditionally a favorite holiday destination for British travelers, many of whom either have holiday homes in the country or return each year.

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  1. Ben Hartfield Reply

    Question for all… does anyone know if when arriving from the UK in August if there will be mandatory self isolation? The details on the PLF form say that the testing etc will be dependent on the QR code that you are issued. Any help would be really appreciated! thanks

    • Carol Reply

      You will have to self isolate for 14 days if someone on your flight tests positive. Also, arrivals from the UK have higher chances to be tested.

  2. Robert Appleby Reply

    We will try and define how far COVID-19 will carry on ?Now we must educate ourselves on how to survive with or without medical assistances.
    Your medical history and effectiveness to withstand COVID-19 is dependent how you live NOW.
    Educate yourself seek the truth Leave no stone unturned a pandemic requires a pandemic reaction from all.

  3. Glenn Goulding Reply

    Come on Greece do the right thing we want to come and you want us to come so please make an announcement that we can come as soon as possible

    • Alexandre Reply

      It is an illusion to believe that Greece wants large in-flows of tourists this year. The QR code system is designed to politely tell you off as the authorities have the public health system first in mind, and rightly so. Greece has virtually put an end to the tourist season this year with the introduction of the opaque QR Code, counting on the zillions of euros that the European Commission will borrow and distribute to overcome the dreadful economic situation of tourists enterprises.

  4. Phil Shannon Reply

    Already going to Spain, cancelled Greece along with many this week, can`t wait around, I need to make arrangements, will spend my cash in Spain, roll on August, Anyway 900 virus cases on Friday out of 77 million.

    • Colin Reply

      We are desperate to come and spend our money so come on Greece…. Please Confirm we can enter from the UK on the 15th uncertainty is putting a lot of People off

  5. Robert Ferguson Reply

    Let UK fly no one who is sick will fly

  6. John Elder Reply

    thank you for updating!!

    Please change your mind about the UK incoming flight ban

  7. Julie Dow Reply

    Greece if you want us British to come and spend money in your country you really need to confirm quickly we can come from the 15th and you won’t extend the ban again last minute or all the Brits will just book to go to Spain instead.

  8. John Elder Reply

    You are wrong – List published this afternoon includes Greece – so come on Greece drop the ban on UK flights so I can get to the villa I’ve booked!!!!!

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