Waiting announcement of UK’s “Green List”, we were hoping that Greece would be included, unfortunately that has not been announced.
Non essential foreign travel will resume on the 17th May but as expected only a few destinations will require travellers not to isolate on their return to the UK.
Transport Secretary Grant Schapps announced that there will be twelve countries on the “Green list” including Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel while popular tourist resorts in France, Greece and Spain are not yet included in the green list of countries. however, every three weeks from opening there will be a review on expansion.
The transport Secretary suggested that as the summer progresses, more “traditional” destinations are hoped to be included in the list.
Meanwhile Turkey, Maldives and Nepal have been added to the red list of countries where travellers coming from those countries have to isolate in Government Hotels on their return
Shapps said the removal of international travel restrictions on May 17 was “necessarily cautious”, adding: “We must make sure the countries we reconnect with are safe.”
Greece being Amber at the moment and does mean all of Greece… However, what does that mean to UK travellers?
Travellers returning from amber list counties will need to:
- Take a private Covid test in their holiday destination, before returning
- Fill in a passenger locator form online before leaving their destination
- Self-isolate at home for 10 days
- Take a private PCR test on or before day two of their arrival in England and again on day eight
- Take an optional further PCR test on day five, under the existing test to release scheme, to end self-isolation early