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Holidays: France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal latest FCDO advice as restrictions eas

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The FCDO is currently advising “against all but essential travel to Greece based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.”

However, the FCDO is not advising “against travel to the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu and Crete.”

Greece recently detailed plans to welcome back Britons from May 15, along with other tourists.

Travellers would not be required to have a vaccine, as long as they can provide a negative COVID-19 test.

Until then, some additional entry requirements remain in place.

The FCDO explains: “UK nationals are permitted to enter Greece if they are a permanent resident in the UK, Greece, another EU/EFTA state, or in one of the following countries; Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, UAE.

“If you travel to Greece, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before travel.

“Failure to do so in advance may result in your carrier not allowing you to travel, a €500 fine on arrival or the Greek authorities not allowing you to enter the country.”

Arrivals into Greece will also need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hours prior to travel.

“Anyone entering Greece from the UK will also be asked to undergo a rapid test for COVID-19 on arrival,” the FCDO adds.

“Arrivals from the UK are currently required to self-isolate for 7 days in the event of a negative test result.

“In the event of a positive test result, travellers will have to isolate for at least 14 days. In either case, travellers will need to undertake a further PCR test at the end of their period of self-isolation.”

Arrivals in the UK from Greece must self-isolate for 10 days.



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