Greece on the list of air bridges despite the country banning British flights until July 15


Greece was included on the list of air bridges although the country banned all British flights until July 15.Holidaymakers in England will soon be able to travel to 59 countries and 14 British territories without having to isolate themselves when they return from July 10.

The list published this afternoon shows popular holiday destinations such as Spain, France and Cyprus.

The most distant destinations for cutting include New Zealand, Australia, Barbados and Hong Kong.

Travel restrictions have been relaxed

Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps said this morning that quarantine measures will not be lifted for travelers arriving from Greece next week.

He told BBC Radio 4 Today: “Greece will not be on the list in the first place because Greece said that on July 15 it was their next review of their own systems.

“Reciprocity cannot come before July 15 for Greece and that is a question for Greece itself. ”

But the country has been included in the list of countries approved by the government.

Each country has been assessed by Public Health England and the Joint Biosecurity Center based on the prevalence of the coronavirus, the disease trajectory and the country tracking and location system.

The Department of Transport has said that the countries on the list pose “a reduced risk to the public health of British citizens” and that the list will remain under study.

This means that people in England can visit hot spots like Spain without having to isolate themselves when they return from July 10.

But travelers may still have to isolate themselves upon arrival at their vacation destination – despite the country indicated.

Not all of the countries listed have a reciprocal agreement with the British government, which means that quarantine restrictions could still be imposed.

In the case of Greece, the travel restrictions were originally to be lifted by the Greek government on June 15.

However, the authorities later overturned the decision and delayed the reopening until July 1.

Greece has now extended its ban on flights from the UK until July 15 – despite reopening its borders to international visitors Wednesday this week.

The government said today that the list will be constantly reviewed.

A spokesperson said, “We will maintain the conditions in these countries and territories under study.

“If they get worse, we will not hesitate to reintroduce self-isolation requirements.

“Travelers should always consult the latest FCO travel tips.

“Travel advice includes information on all health measures in place for visitors to the country or territory

“These may include a requirement for self-isolation, quarantine or testing for coronavirus, or even entry restrictions.”


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