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Greece removed from UK's coronavirus ‘travel corridor’ list

Greece removed from the UK’s ‘travel corridor’ list

Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that passengers arriving in the UK from Greece, except from five islands, must self-isolate for 14 days as of 4 a.m. on Saturday. Greece was removed…

Mykonos added to UK's safe travel list

Mykonos added to UK’s safe travel list

The Greek island of Mykonos, the Canary Islands, the Maldives and Denmark have been added to the UK’s travel corridor list. From 4am on Sunday 25 October, passengers arriving to the UK…

Crete added to the UK's travel corridor list

Crete added to the UK’s travel corridor list

The largest Greek island, Crete, has been added to the UK’s “travel corridor”. This means that any holidaymakers returning to the UK after 4am on Sunday 18th October, won’t need to quarantine.…

Five Greek islands added to England's quarantine-free list

Five Greek islands added to England’s quarantine-free list

Five Greek islands have been added to the England’s quarantine exemption list, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on Thursday. Arrivals from Lesvos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos, will no longer have to…

Covid-19 measures extended in Greece

Covid-19 measures extended in Greece

Greece has extended measures to fight Covid-19 for another week, until October 12. The announcement was made by Deputy Civil Protection and Crises Management Minister Nikos Hardalias. In the Attica Region, where accounts for…

Firefighters battle flames on the island of Zakynthos

Firefighters battle flames on the island of Zakynthos

A large wildfire that broke out shortly after 4pm on Sunday in the Volimes region on the island of Zakynthos, is still raging. The General Secretary of Civil Protection, Vassilios Papageorgiou, and…

Greek PM promises swift relief following Cyclone Ianos

Greek PM promises swift relief following Cyclone Ianos

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis promised the flood-stricken households, farmers and businesses of Karditsa that the government will stand at their side with “speed and determination.” Cyclone Ianos, has left three people…

Cyclone Ianos repairs underway in Karditsa

Cyclone Ianos repairs underway in Karditsa

Following the severe flash floods caused by the bad weather over the weekend, the situation in Karditsa, a city in western Thessaly in mainland Greece, remains complex. Bridges have been destroyed and…

Cyclone Ianos leaves 3 dead, causes extensive damage

Cyclone Ianos leaves 3 dead, causes extensive damage

Cyclone Ianos, has left three people dead and another reported missing, after the severe weather phenomena swept from the Ionian Islands through central Greece this weekend. The casualties included an older woman…

Unusual Mediterranean cyclone 'Ianos' strikes Western Greece

Unusual Mediterranean cyclone ‘Ianos’ hits Western Greece

The rare cyclone Ianos ‘hit’ the islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Ithaca on Thursday evening. Greece’s national meteorological service issued a top level Red Alert for winds, rain and storm conditions. “We are…

Rare cyclone 'Ianos' is on track to hit Greece

Rare cyclone ‘Ianos’ is on track to hit Greece

A rare cyclone, dubbed Ianos, will affect Greece from Thursday according to the National Observatory of Athens weather station. The main characteristics of Ianos will be heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and strong gale-force…

British tourists hold illegal 'corona parties' in Zante

British tourists hold illegal ‘corona parties’ in Zakynthos

British tourists are holding illegal ‘corona parties’ in Zakynthos and flouting the rules— not social distancing and not wearing a face mask. Footage circulating on social media under #Zante2020, shows partygoers raving…

Coronavirus infection rates drop, restrictions eased on the island of Poros

Coronavirus infection rates drop, restrictions eased on the island of Poros

Greek Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas on Monday announced that Health Ministry spokesperson and infectious diseases expert Professor Sotiris Tsiodras together with Deputy Crisis Control Minister Nikos Hardalias and Deputy Health Minister Vassilis Kontozamanis will…

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