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QUARANTINE UPDATE: Seven Greek islands added to England quarantine list

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The Government announced this afternoon that anyone returning to England from seven Greek islands will need to quarantine for 14 days.

The seven islands are:

  • Lesvos
  • Tinos
  • Serifos
  • Mykonos
  • Crete
  • Santorini
  • Zakynthos / Zante

The quarantine requirement will kick in from 4am on Wednesday morning.   This is a marked change from previous announcements which had always kicked in from 4am on Saturday.

Santorini added to UK quarantine list

This is, I think, the first time that a particular region instead of an entire country has been placed on the quarantine list.

The islands, but not the mainland, will also be added to the Foreign Office ‘do not travel’ list (click here). This is usually the trigger for being to abandon your holiday plans and make a successful travel insurance claim.

The official ‘travel corridor’ list – which has not been updated at the time of publication – is on this page of the Government website.

Comments (45)

  • GeorgeJ says:

    In the current environment it is a long time to 25 September and a lot can change. However why on earth would you wait for a certificate to be mailed. Just go and collect it! also suggest taking an NHS test a few days before just to confirm that all is well before starting the process.
    Emirates are supposedly using a central London Boots branch to issue certificates for their purposes, you might want to investigate that.

  • Ian says:

    Thanks to all for their suggestions. I will pass on.

    My in-laws have had a terrible trip. They came over as my sister-in-law’s mother had died. A few days later her brother also died. The day after the second funeral they tried to fly back to Australia but were denied boarding. The added complication of a covid certificate within the timescale is causing just a bit more stress.

    As I say thanks again for the help so far.