The Netherlands adds Greek islands to ‘orange’ list for travel

On Tuesday, The Netherlands changed the travel advice for the Greek islands to ‘orange’ due to the rise in coronavirus cases in Greece.

This means all but essential travel should be avoided and people returning from all of the Greek islands, will go into self-quarantine for 10 days.

Mainland Greece and the Peloponnese remain in ‘yellow’ status, meaning holiday travel is possible, travellers should remain alert to the risks.

It is recalled travellers arriving in England from seven Greek islands will have to quarantine from Wednesday 4 a.m. (London time).

Holidaymakers travelling from Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos will have to self-isolate for 14 days after returning from the islands due to rising coronavirus cases.

All passengers arriving in Greece must fill in a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least a day before arrival, providing information that will include their departure airport, the address where they will be staying and the expected duration of their stay in Greece, among others. 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.