Italy added to quarantine list in major blow for autumn holidays but Crete now removed

Italy added to quarantine list in major blow for autumn holidays but Crete now removed

Italy holidays are soon to be off the table for British tourists. The popular holiday destination was added to the quarantine list today. This will come into force on Sunday 18.

“However, note that the implementation date is moved to 4am on SUNDAY 18 October & applies UK wide, if you arrive from these destinations you will need to self-isolate.”

Flavio Zappacosta from the Italian Tourist Board said of the rule changes: “It is, of course, very disappointing to learn of the announcement that Italy has been removed from the UK’s safe travel list today.

“Our cities, coasts, countryside and major attractions are world class and we have implemented robust protocols to keep our visitors safe so this is a very disappointing development for tourism in Italy and will surely delay our recovery.

“Tourism is one of our most important industries and key to the nation’s recovery from the terrible impact of COVID-19.

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“We would like to see testing at UK airports implemented as soon as possible as this could help alleviate the quarantine issue and establish consumer confidence once more in visiting such a popular destination as Italy.”

In more positive news, Crete is to be added to the ‘safe’ list.

Quarantine will no longer be required from Sunday.

Shapps posted: “We are ADDING CRETE to the #TravelCorridor list this week.

Holidaymakers heading to Greece must be aware of the entry restrictions in place.

“If you travel to Greece, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before travel,” explains the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

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

“Every traveller, including children, must have their details included on a PLF. If you’re travelling with others outside of your household, you should all complete your own form.

“If you’re travelling together as a household, the Greek authorities ask for you to complete one form with all adults and children included. You can add additional members of your household at the top of the form before you submit.”

Published at Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:51:00 +0000