Which Greek islands can you visit without quarantine?

By Mark Hodson, Sunday Times Travel Writer

If you want a blast of sunshine, Greece is an excellent choice. I visited the island of Lemnos in July 2020 and after a quick test at the airport on arrival (which proved negative) I enjoyed a wonderful week of sunshine and uncrowded beaches.

Greece is one of many European countries that have managed Covid-19 well, with low numbers of cases and deaths. But there have been problems, including an outbreak on the island of Zante apparently related to large groups of British package holidaymakers.

Greece is now on the Amber List, so if you’re fully-vaccinated or under 18 you don’t need to self-isolate on your return.

How hot will it be in Greece? You can find details of the hottest Greek islands with expert advice if you plan to travel in September, October, November, April or May.

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For active and cultural holidays we recommend Inntravel and Peter Sommer Travel. For beach clubs in Greece, we recommend Mark Warner

For singles holidays in Greece, we recommend Solos Holidays, Friendship Travel and Skyros

Last updated: 8 August 2021

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