Can I travel to Greece? UK amber list rules and quarantine restrictions

BRITS who have been fully vaccinated can now travel to amber list destinations without having to quarantine on their return.

With most of Europe on the amber list, here is what you need to know about holidays to Greece.

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Can I go on holiday to Greece?

Greece remains off the UK's green list and is still on the amber list, despite hopes that the Greek islands could be added.

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

Double vaxxed Brits can skip the quarantine but will still need to have negative Covid tests pre-arrival and on day two, with the new rules in place from July 19.

What are the travel restrictions for Greece?

Greece welcomed British tourists back in May, 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 has been forced to re-impose some lockdown restrictions after a jump in Covid cases.

Restaurants, bars, clubs and entertainment venues will only be able to serve sitting customers with reduced capacity, effective from today.

Here is the full list of countries on the green list, amber list and red list right now.

Malta, Madeira and the Balearic Islands were added to the green list last week

We've also explained the latest travel rules for the Canary islands and the Balearic Islands.

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