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Coronavirus: England Adds 7 Greek Islands to Quarantine List

Photo source: Heathrow Airport

Photo source: Heathrow Airport

Travelers arriving to England from seven Greek islands must self-isolate for 14 days as of 4am on Wednesday, September 9, according to an announcement made by UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Monday.

The islands in question are Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos.

The announcement was made as part of preventive measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the UK.

According to reports, Shapps’ announcement is part of a new regional approach to quarantine, which will see islands treated separately to their mainland countries.

After Shapps’ announcement, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development office (FCDO) updated its travel advise for Greece, recommending only essential travel to the islands of Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos.

“This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. The rest of Greece remains exempt from the FCDO’s advice against all non-essential international travel,” the FCDO notes.

The Welsh government on Friday applied the same measure for travelers returning from Crete, Zakynthos, Mykonos, Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos.

In early September, Scotland announced that travelers arriving from anywhere in Greece are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

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  1. Argyro Reply

    Mr ferguson I’m already in mykonos, here is the place of the gods when you come and you dive into the sea and see all the fish around you, see the sunset with the magic colors you are going to say that it worth every minute of the gurantine when you go back again. People need to come here for self recovering after all this we have been through.

  2. Linda Mary Moumtzeli Reply

    I live in Santorini and we are not aware of any covid cases. Where is the information about how many cases there are here? We should be given this information.

  3. Carol Edwards Reply

    I live on the isle of man and fly to Rhodes from manchester. IOM is covid free and the border is locked except for islanders. At the moment Rhodes is not on the list but what will happen if it goes on the list. I am staying in the Clayton hotel at the airport when coming back from rhodes-what will happen if Rhdoes goes on the list as I cant quarantine in manchester-so do i stay in my hotel room for the 2 booked nights -due to flight times to iom-until time to go to airport to fly home?? I am really worried now

  4. Colin Reply

    In the last 6 Weeks I have been lucky enough to be in Greece for 4 of them.They have excellent controls in place..Supermarkets – No Mask, No Entry, Full Stop. Pubs & Restaurants – Close at Midnight Full Stop. Everyone is treat as an Adult! If only we could have a Greek Government

  5. Robert Ferguson Reply

    Well i am travelling from Birmingham on the 18th September, the idiot British Government will not stop me.

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