Fully vaccinated Greeks and citizens from the European Union and the United States will henceforth be exempt from quarantine in England, a measure requested by expatriates that does not apply to arrivals from France, the British government announced yesterday.
The welcome announcement is a relief for the tourism sector in particular who has been fighting for this measure for some time. The exemption will enter into force from 6:00am (Greek time) on Monday, August 2, the Ministry of Transport clarified.
For countries in the “orange” category, which is the vast majority of tourist destinations, including the EU and the United States, the UK imposes a quarantine of at least five days on travelers and costly tests.
It has already excluded from quarantine, travelers who have been vaccinated by the British health system but not those who have been vaccinated abroad, much to the dismay of expatriate Britons in those countries for whom any return home is very difficult.