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Covid-19: Greek Islands Placed On Quarantine List By The Netherlands And The United Kingdom

Covid-19: Greek Islands Placed on Quarantine List by The Netherlands and the United Kingdom

All Greek Islands Placed on Quarantine List by The Netherlands

Travelers arriving in 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 remains 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.

England Adds 7 Greek Islands to Quarantine List

 

Travelers arriving in England from seven Greek islands must self-isolate for 14 days as of 4 am 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 advice 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.

 

source: news.gtp.gr

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