Denmark’s travel corridor in danger as Greece joins ‘orange list’


reenmark risks losing its travel corridor with the UK this week, while mainland Greece has entered the “orange zone”.

The seven-day infection rate per 100,000 population reached 28.8 in Denmark, placing it above Jamaica and Belgium “on the red list”. The threshold at which the government plans to add a country to its public holiday quarantine list is a seven-day rate of 20 cases per 100,000 population.

Greece’s seven-day sliding rate is now 15.4 cases per 100,000 population which is moving it to the “orange zone” alongside Italy (16.5 per 100,000).

The Office of Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the Greek islands of Crete, Lesbos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos.

From September 9, arrivals from these islands in England and Northern Ireland are subject to 14 days of self-isolation; Wales has quarantine restrictions in place for Mykonos, Zakynthos (Zante), Lesbos, Paros and Antiparos, Crete, Santorini, Serifos and Tinos.

Mainland Greece remains on the UK’s no-quarantine list. However, arrivals to Scotland from anywhere in Greece must self-isolate.

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