Greece restrictions tighten as flight imports new UK cases


greece has imposed new travel restrictions on the popular island of Zakynthos, as an entire plane of British tourists has been asked to quarantine after returning from the island to the UK.

Health officials have revealed that seven people on Tui flight 6215 from Zante to Cardiff last week tested positive for Covid-19. Public Health Wales (PHW) has contacted all 193 passengers and crew on board.

The Foreign Ministry updated its advice for traveling to Greece, adding information on local restrictions in Paros, Antiparos and Zakynthos, including the suspension of live events, the ban on gatherings of nine or more people and a limit of four people per table in restaurants. .

There are currently no quarantine notices for travelers returning from Greece, although with increasing cases it seems increasingly likely that the UK will strip the country of its ‘green’ status on Thursday .

Last week, a group of teenagers returning from Zante to Plymouth also tested positive for the virus. The travelers, aged 18 and 19, had little or no symptoms of the virus and were asked to go into quarantine immediately.

On the flight from Zakynthos to Cardiff, Tui said all passengers complied with Covid protocols’ for the duration of their flight ‘, and that all planes are fitted with a’ standard air filtering system state-of-the-art hospitality ”, in addition to being thoroughly cleaned between flights. The planes are also “fully disinfected at least once every 24 hours”, in accordance with the protocol of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).


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