Greece remains on the UK’s list of ‘safe’ countries.
This means that travellers from Greece are able to enter the country without having to self-isolate for 14 days.
The Foreign Office (FCO) updated its travel advice on Thursday after the reassessing the coronavirus situation.
Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Jamaica were also removed from the ‘safe’ corridor list, meaning travellers from those countries will have to quarantine for two weeks.
The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, confirmed the move on twitter, warning that quarantining on arrival from countries not on the corridor list is a legal requirement and that rule-breakers risk being fined and receiving a criminal record.
Data shows we need to remove the Czech Republic, Jamaica and Switzerland from our list of #Coronavirus Travel Corridors to keep infection rates DOWN. If you arrive in the UK after 0400 Saturday from these destinations, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.
— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) August 27, 2020
Countries that consistently have a Covid-19 infection rate of more than 20 people per 100,000 citizens, are at risk of losing their spot on the UK’s quarantine-exempt list.
Britons are Greece’s most lucrative European market, with more than 3.5 million visiting last year.