Travel chaos as Brits scramble for flights home as seven Greek islands added to UK's quarantine list from tomorrow

UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, confirmed the news last night. The new ruling will start from 4 am Wednesday morning British Standard Time.

Travel chaos as Brits scramble for flights: The islands people will need to isolate from after visiting are: Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos, and Zakynthos (Zante).

Those arriving from these locations will need to pass contact info to border agents. And then self-isolate at one address for 14 days.

It comes after a change to Westminster’s ‘air corridor’. As cases on the islands have increased and dozens of passengers have brought the virus back to the UK with them.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is now also advising against all but essential travel to the islands.

Mainland Greece, however, remains safe for now.

Mr Shapps said: “Greece remains within our travel corridor programme. But our new analysis shows that some of the islands are well outside of the parameters.”

“However, using our newly-acquired JBC data we are now in a position to remove Greek islands where holidaymakers are at risk of spreading the new infection back home. And seven Greek islands will therefore be removed from the travel list at 4am on Wednesday 9 September, whilst maintaining mainland Greece.”

The news of Travel chaos as Brits scramble for flights home has led to thousands of tourists on the islands hunting for flights back to the UK before tomorrow morning.

 


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