Changes to Greek island travel advice and what it means for Brits

Brits travelling to seven Greek islands will now need to quarantine upon their return.

The FCO have changed the advice for those travelling to Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos.

The islands are now not recommended “for all but essential travel”.

This means that any Brits returning home after 4am tomorrow morning (Wednesday September 9) will need to self-isolate for 14 days in the UK.

It's a frustrating and confusing time for many as Greece was previously on the UK's "travel corridors" list and so quarantine was not required.

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If you have booked a holiday, or are already on the islands, here’s what this means for you:

As the Government advises against travelling to the seven islands some travel insurance will be void unless you have a specific Covid-assured policy.

Double check with your provider to see if you are covered.

If you already have a holiday booked

In many cases, including package holidays, this means that you holiday will most likely be cancelled.

Contact your travel agent or tour operator – you are entitled to a refund if they are cancelling.

You may be able to re-book for another date, get vouchers or change destination.

If only your flight is cancelled you should get a refund.

Some flights haven’t been cancelling despite FCO advice, reports The Mirror, if this is the case contact the airline and they may let you re-book or offer vouchers.

If your flights and holiday were booked separately contact the airline and accommodation as you may not get a full refund.

Check your insurance policy as you may be able to claim back the cash.

Alternatively, try to discuss re-booking or vouchers.

If you're in Greece already

If you’re on holiday in Greece, the Government doesn’t say you have to travel back straight away.

So, you can finish your holiday.

However, if you return after 4am tomorrow then you’ll need to quarantine yourself for 14 days when you get home.

You should head straight from the airport to your house with no stops.

If you booked a package holiday, then your travel firm should help you with advice on getting home.

They are unlikely to help you return earlier though as the officials have not said you need to return.

You can stay up-to-date on the latest advice on the website.

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