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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #75 on: Saturday, 15 August, 2020 @ 03:00:22 »
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Updated:    14 August 2020
Latest update:    Updated information about local restrictions for the 15 August holiday period (‘Coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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On 14 August, the Greek authorities also announced the following restrictions ahead of the 15 August holiday period:

* Limit of 50 people for public and social events, except those to which special rules apply, such as restaurants, theatres, cinemas, until August 31, in coronavirus affected areas.
* Recommendation for strict observance of sanitary measures and use of masks in places of worship as well as places where there will be significant gatherings for the 15th of August.
* Recommendation for special hygiene measures on public transport such as ships; there will be extra precautions at ports.
* Recommendation for the use of a mask in all enclosed spaces and in outdoor gatherings where normal social distancing cannot be observed.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/coronavirus

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #76 on: Thursday, 20 August, 2020 @ 17:51:53 »
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Greece

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Updated:     20 August 2020
Latest update:     Updated information on local restrictions in response to Coronavirus ('Coronavirus' page).
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #77 on: Monday, 24 August, 2020 @ 21:30:50 »
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

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Updated:     24 August 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on restrictions in place on the island of Lesvos from from 6am on 24 August until 6am on 1 September ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Nothing relevant to Kef but some useful info on islands where stricter measures have been introduced: Coronavirus

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #78 on: Tuesday, 25 August, 2020 @ 21:12:45 »
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

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Updated:     25 August 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on restrictions in place on the island of Crete from 6am on 25 August until 6am on 1 September ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #79 on: Saturday, 29 August, 2020 @ 03:11:34 »
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Greece

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Updated:     28 August 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on restrictions in place on the island of Zante (Zakynthos) from 29 August ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #80 on: Wednesday, 02 September, 2020 @ 01:42:58 »
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Written Statement: Coronavirus (Covid-19) –Travellers returning to Wales from Zante/Zakynthos


Last updated: 1 September 2020
https://gov.wales/written-statement-coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-returning-wales-zantezakynthos

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #81 on: Wednesday, 02 September, 2020 @ 01:45:49 »
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Greece added to Scotland quarantine list while Zante to Cardiff flight travellers must self-isolate

Travellers from Greece will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days on arrival into Scotland as of Thursday morning, the Scottish government has said.

In Wales, meanwhile, passengers from Zante are being asked to self-isolate following a flight last week from which several people tested positive for coronavirus.
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-09-01/greece-added-to-scotland-quarantine-list-while-zante-to-cardiff-flight-travellers-must-self-isolate

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #82 on: Wednesday, 02 September, 2020 @ 12:03:19 »
Tui halts trips to Zante resort of Laganas after virus clusters

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53993399

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #83 on: Wednesday, 02 September, 2020 @ 13:08:55 »
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

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Updated:    2 September 2020
Latest update:    If you’re returning to Wales from Zakynthos (Zante), you may be required to self isolate for 14 days, and request a coronavirus test once you arrive home ('Summary). Updated information on 'Local measures and restrictions' in response to coronavirus ('Coronavirus' page).

Greece is exempt from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)’s advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

If you are returning to Scotland from Greece on or after 3 September, you may need to self-isolate on your return. Check the latest guidance from the Scottish Government, and separate guidance if returning to England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #84 on: Wednesday, 02 September, 2020 @ 13:16:10 »
Tui halts trips to Zante resort of Laganas after virus clusters

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53993399


I wondered if holiday companies might do that rather than pull out of countries wholesale. However, according to that BBC link,

"Wales' Health Minister Vaughan Gething... called on the UK government to agree to meeting the devolved nations on Wednesday to urgently discuss removing Greece from the nations' quarantine exemptions lists. The meeting usually goes ahead on Thursdays."

So England might follow Scotland and remove Greece from the 'green list'. Even though:

"When a country surpasses 20 cases per 100,000 people in the past week, the UK government normally imposes 14 days of self-isolation on returning travellers. There were 14.0 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people in Greece in the seven days to 31 August, down from 14.9 a week earlier."



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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #85 on: Wednesday, 02 September, 2020 @ 14:02:06 »
The Balearics vs Catalan restrictions suggest the Home Office (more likely Border Force) have no appetite for defining specific areas within a country

Little being discussed about how those returning Welsh passengers became infected.
No doubt it happened whilst in Zakynthos, unless they were all on a long weekend break.

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #86 on: Wednesday, 02 September, 2020 @ 21:50:16 »
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

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Updated:    2 September 2020
Latest update:    From 3 September, mandatory requirement to self-isolate if returning to Scotland, unless you are exempt ('Summary' page)

If you are returning to Scotland from Greece on or after 3 September, you will need to self-isolate on your return (unless you are exempt). Check the latest guidance from the Scottish Government, and separate guidance if returning to England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you’re returning to Wales from Zakynthos (Zante), you may be required to self isolate for 14 days, and request a coronavirus test once you arrive home. More information is available from the Welsh Government.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #87 on: Thursday, 03 September, 2020 @ 21:55:43 »
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

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Updated:    3 September 2020
Latest update:    From 4 September, mandatory requirement to self-isolate if returning to Wales from the islands of Mykonos, Zakynthos (Zante), Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos and Crete ('Summary' page)

If you’re returning to Wales on our [sic] after Friday 4 September from the islands of Mykonos, Zakynthos (Zante), Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos and Crete you are required to self isolate for 14 days. More information is available from the Welsh Government.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #88 on: Monday, 07 September, 2020 @ 21:15:01 »
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

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Updated:    7 September 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on entry requirements and passport validity from January 2021 (see ‘Entry requirements’ page)

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development office (FCDO) advise against all but 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 is not advising those already travelling in Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos to leave at this time. You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Contact your travel operator if you have any questions about your return journey.

If you are returning to the UK from Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos on or after 8 September, you may need to self-isolate on your return. Check the latest guidance for England and Northern Ireland.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #89 on: Wednesday, 09 September, 2020 @ 21:03:28 »
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Foreign travel advice
Greece

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Updated:    9 September 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information on the mandatory requirement to self isolate if returning to Wales from Santorini, Serifos and Tinos from 9 September. Update on a fire at the Moria camp for migrants on the island of Lesvos and wildfires in Attica (‘Summary’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #90 on: Friday, 11 September, 2020 @ 13:36:56 »
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Updated:    11 September 2020
Latest update:    Addition of information regarding new local measures announced for Pella, Pieria, Imathia and Kilkis (‘Coronavirus’ page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #91 on: Thursday, 17 September, 2020 @ 02:15:42 »
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Updated:    16 September 2020
Latest update:    Removal of COVID-related restrictions in Paros and Antiparos; additional information on COVID-related restrictions in Attica     ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #92 on: Saturday, 19 September, 2020 @ 14:58:39 »
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Updated:    19 September 2020
Latest update:    Storm Ianos has caused damage to infrastructure and utilities (water and power supplies) in parts of Western Greece, including Keffalonia, Zakynthos and Ithaca. You should stay up-to-date on developments and follow the advice of the local authorities ('Summary and 'Natural disasters' pages)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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Re: Travel to Greece
« Reply #93 on: Monday, 21 September, 2020 @ 21:59:26 »
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Updated:    21 September 2020
Latest update:    Update to information on further coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions applying in Attica including movement and use of face masks ('Coronavirus' page)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

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