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Britons face winter quarantine from Greek islands despite travel corridor in major ‘farce’

Britons face winter quarantine from Greek islands despite travel corridor in major ‘farce’

The Greek islands of Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, and Zakynthos currently hold their place on the travel corridor list for the four nations of the UK. This means holidaymakers, in theory, can visit each destination without the fear of a mandatory quarantine period on their return home.

“The season finished at the end of October, there were plans to extend flights into November but these were cancelled when the UK lockdown was announced.

British Airways ran the last flight out of Corfu direct to the UK on the 7th of November,” the expert explained.

“The only route to the Greek Islands at the moment is via Athens. Greece is currently going through its own travel restrictions but, if these are lifted at the beginning of December and the UK allows guests to travel again, they will be required to quarantine as they will have travelled through a mainland airport.

”The reason flights are so sparse is due to a lack of winter traffic.”

Speaking previously to Travel Mole, Mr Wright described the addition of the Greek islands onto the travel corridor list as “pointless” during the off-season.

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“As currently you aren’t allowed to leave the UK unless for essential reasons then the whole thing is just a farce,” he added.H

owever, he further explained to Express.co.uk that there were some perks to the likes of Crete and Kos being featured on the list.

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