Passengers from the UK test negative for Covid-19

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All passengers who arrived on direct flights from the United Kingdom on July 15-16, have so far tested negative for Covid-19.

According to government sources, 1,366 tests were carried out on July 15 and another 1,437 tests on July 16.

These results included two flights from Birmingham and Manchester, respectively, where there is a relatively high incidence of the disease.

Two positive samples were collected from passengers arriving on transit flights from the UK via Paris and Larnaca airports, whose contacts have been traced and isolated, the sources added.

On Wednesday, the first direct flight from the UK landed at Ioannis Kapodistrias airport in Corfu. To celebrate, the plane was welcomed with a water arch.

It is recalled that Greece’s borders opened to British tourists on Wednesday (15th July).

The British tourists on board were tested based on the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) they completed.

The information on the form is a key element of the country’s planning for protection against the pandemic and preventing the spread of the virus. The data from each traveller is  analysed and based on it, they will receive a special barcode which will determine if upon arrival the passenger will be tested for COVID-19 or not.

It was noted that the passenger's results will determine whether or not the Greek borders will remain open for tourists entering the country from the UK.