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Greece Still on UK’s ‘Amber List’ Requiring Quarantine for Non-vaccinated

Photo source: Heathrow Airport

Photo source: Heathrow Airport

The UK decided this week to keep Greece on its “amber list”, which means that returning non-vaccinated travelers or those planning to visit Britain will be required to quarantine for 10 days to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Changes to the revised list go into effect at 4am on Monday, August 30.

According to the latest review of its traffic-light travel system, the UK has decided to keep main European destinations such as Greece, Spain, France, and Portugal with the exception of Azores on the amber list.

UK authorities moved seven countries from amber to the “green list” for quarantine-free travel. These are the Azores (Portugal), Canada, Denmark, Finland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, and Switzerland.

Despite welcoming a large number of visitors from the UK, Greece was not moved from amber to green due to a surge in Covid cases over the past few weeks.

Photo Source: EODY

Photo Source: EODY

Meanwhile, Thailand and Montenegro were added to the “red list”, which also includes Turkey – considered to be among the highest-risk destinations.

According to the UK government, the decision reflects “the increased case rates in these countries and the higher risk that travel from these countries poses to UK public health”.

It is reminded that travelers returning from amber-listed countries such as Greece are required to take a pre-departure test three days before returning as well as a PCR test on or before day two of their return.

Those who are not fully vaccinated must also self-isolate for 10 days and take a second PCR test on day eight of their return.

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  1. Mario Kassianides Reply

    Vaccine doesn’t stop you getting infected. It saves you from serious consequences eg having to get tubes and ventilation in a hospital

  2. R Ferguson Reply

    Myself and my wife had the virus in July, i spent six days in hospital, i was given the virus by relatives who had come from England to stay with us. We both never got the vaccine why get something when you can still catch it. There were vaccinated people in the Hospital in a bad way early 50s one lady had been in 14 days and was still having to use a CPAC mask.
    Yet vaccinated people can fly home and no self isolation, yet me and my Wife have to self isolate for ten days, even though we both have antibodies ( we paid for blood test) and have immunity its a disgrace just blackmail to get people to get vaccinated.

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