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World Five Greek islands removed from quarantine list for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

03:36  09 october  2020
03:36  09 october  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Travellers returning from the Greek islands of Lesbos, Tinos, Serifos, Santorini and Zakynthos will no longer need to self-isolate. However, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said no countries are going to be removed from England 's quarantine list this week.

France was removed from England ’s travel corridors list at the same time as five other Different fines apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland . You should not have any visitors, apart from in Eurotunnel Le Shuttle says on its site: "In light of the change to quarantine requirements for UK

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Travellers returning from the Greek islands of Lesbos, Tinos, Serifos, Santorini and Zakynthos will no longer need to self-isolate.

The relaxed measures will apply to people arriving in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - but Scotland is yet to confirm whether it will follow suit.

It follows a drop in new coronavirus infections in the popular tourist destinations, and will come into effect at 4am on Saturday.

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Wales adds three more Greek islands to its 'red list '. Covid airport test could be rolled out in UK by end of the month. Taj Mahal to reopen after more than six But the confusion was made worse when the UK government updated the quarantine list for England , adding seven Greek islands , but retaining

Seven Greek islands are being removed from England ’s list of locations exempt from 14-day Covid-19 quarantine – but not the country’s mainland, in a Separately, Shapps indicated that government officials were working with health experts on the practicalities of cutting quarantine times following

Santorini is one of the Greek islands coming off the quarantine list © Imagebridge Santorini is one of the Greek islands coming off the quarantine list

However, while the islands were added to the travel corridor, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said travel advice has not changed for any other destination.

no countries are going to be removed from England's quarantine list this week.

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Rory Boland, travel editor of Which?, said it came after "yet another week of intense speculation about which countries will be removed from the travel corridor list".

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Portugal was only removed from the quarantine rules less than two weeks ago. The Portuguese islands of the Azores and Madeira were not included in Mr Gething said he had hoped to discuss the situation with the UK government and counterparts in Scotland and Northern Ireland , but a meeting

Greek islands Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos (Zante) ( England , Wales and But England and Northern Ireland did not immediately apply quarantine restrictions to travellers from There are separate exemption lists for Wales , Scotland and Northern Ireland .

"This approach is confusing and costly, with speculation that their destination may be added to the quarantine list causing some travellers to needlessly cancel their trip, therefore losing their right to a refund," he said.

Passengers from international flights arrive at Heathrow Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville © Thomson Reuters Passengers from international flights arrive at Heathrow Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

"It is also making it impossible for the travel industry to operate.

"The government knows this and yet it continues to offer no clarity around how these decisions are made."

Ministers have said previously countries where infection rates are higher than 20 per 100,000 people are likely to be added to the quarantine list - but cases have jumped past that threshold in the UK.

In a bid to try and help tourists and the travel industry, Mr Shapps set up a taskforce earlier this week to "identify options to reduce" the 14-day period some people must self-isolate for.

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The decision comes after Wales removed six Greek islands from its quarantine -free list last week. Adding to the confusion, however, two islands ditched by Wales (Paros and Antiparos) have not been ditched by England , while the loss of Santorini, Tinos and Serifos is exclusive to England .

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Last week, Britons in Turkey and Poland were left scrambling to find tickets back to the UK.

If they arrived back home after 4am on Saturday, they would have had to self-isolate for a fortnight.

The Caribbean islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba were also placed on the list that requires travellers to quarantine upon return.

Tourists enjoying the amazing sunset at Oia in Santorini Volcano Island, in Cyclades, Aegean Sea, in Greece. They are gathered at a viewpoint on the old traditional castle and the roofs of houses, churches and hotels built on the volcanic cliffs. Tourists from all over the world are relaxed taking pictures and selfies with phones and cameras The sun is setting in the Mediterranean sea. The island is famous for the magical sunset, the architecture of the whitewashed houses, hotels with pool view and blue dome churches on the steep edge of the cliff. Santorini is a popular destination for honeymoon, proposals, weddings and couples from all over the world, but usually is overcrowded with Asian tourists as it is considered on of the top romantic places in the world. The Greek authorities lifted the Covid-19 Coronavirus lockdown measures and allowed the first wave of tourists at 15 of June and then since July 1 with direct flights to the islands, but to specific countries with low pandemic cases. The tourism industry is one of the main income sources for the country so Greece started easing the measures trying to keep up the safety protocols in order to relaunch the tourism season. On July 13, 2020 in Santorini Volcano Island, Greece (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) © Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto Tourists enjoying the amazing sunset at Oia in Santorini Volcano Island, in Cyclades, Aegean Sea, in Greece. They are gathered at a viewpoint on the old traditional castle and the roofs of houses, churches and hotels built on the volcanic cliffs. Tourists from all over the world are relaxed taking pictures and selfies with phones and cameras The sun is setting in the Mediterranean sea. The island is famous for the magical sunset, the architecture of the whitewashed houses, hotels with pool view and blue dome churches on the steep edge of the cliff. Santorini is a popular destination for honeymoon, proposals, weddings and couples from all over the world, but usually is overcrowded with Asian tourists as it is considered on of the top romantic places in the world. The Greek authorities lifted the Covid-19 Coronavirus lockdown measures and allowed the first wave of tourists at 15 of June and then since July 1 with direct flights to the islands, but to specific countries with low pandemic cases. The tourism industry is one of the main income sources for the country so Greece started easing the measures trying to keep up the safety protocols in order to relaunch the tourism season. On July 13, 2020 in Santorini Volcano Island, Greece (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Mr Shapps also revealed last week that people who repeatedly refuse to self-isolate will be fined up to £10,000.

The week before Turkey and Poland were added to the self-isolation list, it was announced that people returning from Denmark, Iceland, Slovakia and the Caribbean island of Curacao would have to quarantine.

Stay alert to stop coronavirus spreading - here is the latest government guidance. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

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