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14/05/20
« on: Thursday, 14 May, 2020 @ 01:40:33 »
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Authorities Seek to Protect Public as Beaches Set to Reopen Throughout Greece

Excited sun worshippers throughout the nation of Greece are anticipating, perhaps as they never have before, the official opening of beaches throughout the country on Saturday, May 16.

On Wednesday, the government received a plan from its Committee of Scientists to allow Greek beaches to open for the 2020 season, with large crowds expected everywhere along the Greek shoreline due to the ongoing heat wave.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/05/13/authorities-seek-to-protect-public-as-beaches-set-to-reopen-throughout-greece/

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Re: 14/05/20
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 14 May, 2020 @ 01:45:48 »
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Holidays 2020: Greece welcomes Britons without quarantine from next month
HOLIDAYS were looking unlikely this year but Greece may have just provided Britons with the opportunity to enjoy a well-earned break on the popular islands.

Britons may be able to holiday in Greece from June 1 without facing quarantine rules, according to Athens. The Greek government is now looking to ease its lockdown restrictions and revive the country’s usually booming tourism industry. The plan to reopen tourist hotspots and see travellers from various parts of Europe including the UK return to the country could begin from June 1.

However, Britons will still have to be put in quarantine on their return to the UK from Greece, in line with the UK Government's latest measures.
https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1281096/holidays-2020-summer-Greece-quarantine-14-days-June-flights-abroad

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Re: 14/05/20
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 14 May, 2020 @ 01:49:11 »
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Three areas set out for fish farming

The government has selected three regions for the integrated development of aquaculture, in a long-overdue regulation to help the battered fish farming sector in Greece.

...presidential decrees will be issued concerning the licensing of new fish farming units, thereby allowing new investment in the sector.

The draft decrees completed by the two ministries concern the aquaculture regions at Oxia (in the Ionian Sea), Cephalonia and Halkidiki.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/252613/article/ekathimerini/business/three-areas-set-out-for-fish-farming

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Re: 14/05/20
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 14 May, 2020 @ 01:53:09 »
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EU warns Britain of legal challenge if France's quarantine exemption is not granted to all members
European Commission says Britain could face lawsuits if suspected of discriminating on grounds of nationality

Britain is considering exempting France from rules to make people self isolate 14 days upon arrival, but the European Commission said the offer should be extended to any of the other 26 EU member states with a similar coronavirus risk profile.

Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith said, "So what?"
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/13/eu-warns-britain-legal-challenge-frances-quarantine-exemption/

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Re: 14/05/20
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 14 May, 2020 @ 01:58:24 »
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95,000 have entered UK from abroad during coronavirus lockdown
Government chief adviser fails to give estimate of how many have arrived with Covid-19
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/13/95000-have-entered-uk-from-abroad-during-coronavirus-lockdown

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Re: 14/05/20
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 14 May, 2020 @ 10:56:40 »

 France not exempt from 14-day visitor quarantine rules in UK, No 10 says
  https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/france-not-exempt-uk-quarantine-travel-rules-a4439781.html
 

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Re: 14/05/20
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 14 May, 2020 @ 11:35:29 »
Oh dear, BoJo is so misunderstood! So far as I know, the quarantine still only applies to arrivals by air. Anyone travelling from or via France can hop on a ferry and escape quarantine requirements.

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Re: 14/05/20
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 15 May, 2020 @ 08:13:23 »
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In its Covid-19 Recovery Strategy document, the government says quarantine measures for people arriving in the UK will be introduced "as soon as possible".

If international travellers cannot say where they plan to self-isolate, then they will do so in accommodation arranged by the government.

The rules will not just apply to air passengers, but also to those arriving by ferry or train.

There will be some exemptions for people arriving from the Republic of Ireland as part of the Common Travel Area, and the government has already said in a separate statement that travellers from France would be exempt too.

There will also be further exemptions to allow "continued security of supply into the UK" and to support national security and critical infrastructure requirements.

Industry body Airlines UK said the policy would need "a credible exit plan" and should be reviewed weekly. UK airports fear the measures will have devastating impact on their industry and the wider economy.

https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-52544307

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Re: 14/05/20
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 15 May, 2020 @ 11:13:02 »

 France not exempt from 14-day visitor quarantine rules in UK, No 10 says
  https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/france-not-exempt-uk-quarantine-travel-rules-a4439781.html
 

Basically, EU says the UK cannot treat one member of the EU differently to the other 26 when it comes to border restrictions, because the UK is still in Transition Mode, is therefore still subject to EU regulations, and must follow the rules of the Bloc

Fair enough.

Anyone seen a similar EU statement re. Greece's mooted plan to treat North and South European arrivals differently?
« Last Edit: Friday, 15 May, 2020 @ 11:15:27 by TonyD »

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Re: 14/05/20
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 15 May, 2020 @ 11:42:07 »
Interesting, Roger. According to the BBC, quarantine requirements will apply to arrivals by ferry and rail but not to the French (as yet). Except it will apply to the French, according to the Evening Standard. All "as soon as possible". With no indication of how soon that might be.  If it will apply to France, along with Germany, Spain, Poland, etc, "as soon as possible", then what's the point in announcing it won't apply to the French as yet? It won't apply to any country "as yet". As yet it'll be almost voluntary when "as soon as possible" arrives.