Greece to soon be included in Britain’s "Green List" of travel safe countries, says UK Ambassador Smith

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Greece will soon be included in Britain's "Green' list" of countries, said British Ambassador to Greece Kate Smith at a webinar on tourism and security held on Tuesday.

On May 17, the UK introduced a so-called 'traffic light' system for travelling abroad based on the COVID-19 pandemic situation in foreign countries.

Greece is currently classified in the 'Amber' list of countries, which means that Britons are not advised to travel to it, but whoever does must take two diagnostic tests on the second and eighth day after arrival.

People returning from a country on the 'Green' list will not need to quarantine and will only be required to take one diagnostic test two days after arriving in the UK.

Greek health authorities announced on Tuesday that in the last 24 hours there were 1,339 new COVID-19 cases, of which 4 were identified after checks at the the borders.

The total number of cases amounted to 411,534 (daily change + 0.3%), of which 51.2% are men.

Based on the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 40 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 1,665 are related to an already known case.

There are are 30 new deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a total of 12,331 deaths recorded.

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