Greece remains on UK amber list for August

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The UK Government has announced the results of the latest travel review, with key European destinations like Spain, France, Portugal and Greece remaining on the amber list.

There was movement on all three lists in the update, although Turkey remained on the red list in a blow to hopeful holidaymakers.

Which countries went from amber to green?

A total of seven countries moved from amber to the green list for quarantine-free travel:

the Azores (Portugal)
Canada
Denmark
Finland
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Switzerland

Entry rules: Anyone aged 12 or over must either show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, or a negative rapid antigen test within 48 hours. Greece is also open to those who are fully vaccinated against Covid, or who can show proof of recovery from Covid (this involves showing a positive PCR test result dated 30-180 days before travel).

Covid rules: Face masks are required in all indoor public or communal spaces. You’ll need proof of vaccination to sit indoors in restaurants and bars. Travel to and between most Greek islands requires a negative Covid test of proof of vaccination.

Back in the UK: Greece is currently on the amber list. This means you’ll need to take a pre-departure test, and then PCR tests on days two and eight of your return. Adults who are not fully vaccinated will need to self-isolate for 10 days.

How many Covid cases does Greece have?

Greece suffered a spike in Covid cases in July 2021.

Today Greece had 3,528 new cases and 28 new deaths in Greece

Case rates have since fallen slightly to 3,141 with 52 per cent of the population of Greece is now fully vaccinated against the virus.

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