Travel advice for Greece has become more complex in the past week.
Seven Greek islands have been removed from England’s travel corridor list but the remaining islands and mainland Greece remain ‘safe’ for now – however, the rules differ for Wales and Scotland.
The FCDO advise against all but essential travel to the islands of Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos.
The FCDO is not advising those already travelling in the above islands to leave at this time.
“If you are returning to England or Northern Ireland from Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos on or after September 9, you will need to self-isolate on your return,” detailed the Foreign Office.
“If you are returning to Wales from the islands of Mykonos, Zakynthos (Zante), Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos, Crete, Santorini, Serifos and Tinos you are required to self isolate for 14 days.
“If you are returning to Scotland from Greece, you will need to self-isolate on your return.”
Entry restrictions are also in place. “If you travel to Greece, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before travel,” said the FCDO.
“Failure to do so in advance may result in your carrier not allowing you to travel, a 500 Euro fine on arrival or the Greek authorities not allowing you to enter the country.
“Every traveller, including children, must have their details included on a PLF. If you’re travelling with others outside of your household, you should all complete your own form. If you’re travelling together as a household, the Greek authorities ask for you to complete one form with all adults and children included. You can add additional members of your household at the top of the form before you submit.”
The Greek islands are also subject to differing locals measures so travellers are well advised to check ahead of travel.