Travel advice for Greece has become more complex over the past week.
Seven Greek islands have been removed from England’s travel lanes list, but the remaining islands and mainland Greece remain “safe” for now – however, the rules differ for Wales and Scotland.
FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the islands of Lesbos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos.
FCDO does not advise those already traveling to the above islands to leave at this time.
“If you return to England or Northern Ireland from Lesbos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos on September 9 or after, you will have to isolate yourself on your return,” detailed the Foreign Office.
“If you come back to Wales from the islands of Mykonos, Zakynthos (Zante), Lesbos, Paros and Antiparos, Crete, Santorini, Serifos and Tinos, you have to isolate yourself for 14 days.
“If you come back to Scotland from Greece, you will have to isolate yourself on your return.”
Entry restrictions are also in place. “If you are traveling to Greece, you will need to complete a Passenger Tracking Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before travel,” FCDO said.
“If you don’t do this in advance, your carrier may ban you from traveling, a fine of 500 euros on arrival, or the Greek authorities not allowing you to enter the country.
“Every traveler, including children, must have their contact details included on a PLF. If you are traveling with others outside of your household, you must all complete your own form. If you are traveling together as a household, the Greek authorities require you to complete a form with all adults and children included. You can add additional members of your household at the top of the form before submitting it. ”
The Greek islands are also subject to different local measures, so travelers are well advised to check before their trip.