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Covid-19: All Greek Islands Placed on Quarantine List by The Netherlands

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands

Travelers arriving to The Netherlands from all the Greek islands must self-isolate for 10 days as of Tuesday, September 8, according to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministry’s official travel advice has changed the color code of the Greek islands from “yellow” (watch out for safety risks) to “orange” (only necessary trips).

“The number of people infected with the coronavirus while on holiday on one of the Greek islands has risen sharply. This has implications for travel advice for the Greek islands (including the islands connected to the mainland by a bridge),” the travel advice says.

It is noted that the Dutch foreign ministry has kept the color code for the Greek peninsula of Peloponnese and the Greek mainland remain as ‘yellow’ (watch out for safety risks).

The announcement comes after England said arriving travelers from seven Greek islands must self-isolate for 14 days.

The Welsh government has also applied the same measure for travelers returning from six Greek islands.

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. konstantinos katsivardas Reply

    The authorities must change the color to many island’s

  2. Daniel Zollinger Reply

    Ich hoffe innigst das wir 2021 wieder unbeschwerter Reisen können!

  3. Manos Papanikolaou Reply

    The Dutch Health authority put every Greek island in the same cauldron – regardless the reality of coronavirus cases. Easy decided restriction without any real judgement !

  4. Frank Reply

    I fully agree, for me also unbelievable why our government comes with this strange decision at the end of season.
    Hope to visit the beautiful island of Kythira end of october, maybe I’ll see Goran 🙂 (don’t know him at all, but read his comment today) and I will keep the 1,5 m distance 🙂

  5. Raymond Meijer Reply

    It might also be to protect the islands from infected Dutch people?
    We have had more than 5000 new cases here in The Netherlands over the past week…

  6. Dan Reply

    I understand the decision. it was taken by someone with a gouda brain…

  7. Göran Svanborg Reply

    Good morning
    I do not understand why ALL greek island are in code orange. I live on the island of >>Kytyhira and we have no Covid 19 cases here. And by the way, the season is nearly overhere are more tourist islands who are the same. The so called “party islands” I can understand if they are put in orange but why all.
    It seems to me like the authoritys doing it very easy for themselves by putting all island in orange.

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