GREECE has not been added to the UK’s green list following the government announcement.
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Is Greece on the green list?
Greece remains off the UK’s green list and is still on the amber list, despite hopes that the Greek islands could be added.
Assessments are based on a range of factors, including the proportion of a population that has been vaccinated, rates of infection, emerging new variants, and access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing.
This means Brits will need the following when returning to the UK from Greece:
- A negative test taken pre-arrival
- A mandatory ten-day quarantine at home
- Two Covid tests, taken on day two and day eight
However, while travelling to amber list destinations is not banned, the UK government warn against it.
Boris Johnson previously said: “It is not somewhere you should be going on holiday, let me be very clear about that.”
Greece reported 1,379 new cases yesterday has has given the first vaccine dose to 36 per cent of the population – the UK is at 58 per cent.
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What are the travel restrictions for Greece?
Greece welcomed British tourists back last month, despite being on the amber list.
Fully vaccinated tourists can visit, or those with a negative Covid test, and the country has said they will allow Brits to use their NHS paper vaccination cards as proof.
Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said the country was happy to accept the paper handwritten card to avoid having to take a pricey PCR test to enter the Med holiday hotspot.
He said: “Until the UK has a digital passport, we have seen the paper cards that are provided with the two vaccine appointment dates and we are recognising them. They can be used on the ground and at the borders.”
Greece is still enforcing some lockdown restrictions, but opened restaurants and cafe terraces last month, for the first time in six months.
A curfew is in place from 11pm to 5am, and non-essential shops remain closed.
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Portugal has also been added to the amber list, despite only being included on the green list weeks ago.