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Government changes policy on country-based quarantine & introduces island policy & adds 7 Greek islands

A deal from , 8. Sep. 2020 3:02 pm

Mateys, we have some good news as well as some bad news, the government have announced they are changing their country-based approach to travel corridors, meaning instead of putting an entire country on the quarantine list they will now look at certain islands only being included instead.

The bad news is that 7 Greek Islands have been added to the list, meaning people returning from Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos (Zante) will need to quarantine for 14 days. However, this new rules means that if you are in places such as mainland Greece, Kos and Kefalonia, no quarantine is needed.

Although this is bad news about these 7 Greek Islands it does give us hope that in the coming weeks more islands can be removed from the quarantine list and we will be free to go without the 2 week quarantine when we get back from enjoying a relaxing holiday.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said "Our top priority has always been to keep domestic infection rates down, and today we’re taking the next step in our approach. Through the use of enhanced data we will now be able to pinpoint risk in some of the most popular islands, providing increased flexibility to add or remove them – distinct from the mainland - as infection rates change."

"This development will help boost the UK's travel industry while continuing to maintain maximum protection to public health, keeping the travelling public safe."

The government were making weekly announcements on which places were added and removed from the list but as we have seen recently they can also decide at any other time.

If you are currently on holiday in Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos or Zante you will unfortunately need to self-isolate from 4am Wednesday 9 September for 2 weeks on your return!

Government changes policy on country-based quarantine & introduces island policy & adds 7 Greek islands

Government changes policy on country-based quarantine & introduces island policy & adds 7 Greek islands