Which Greek islands can you visit without quarantine?
By Mark Hodson, Sunday Times Travel Writer
If you want a blast of sunshine in autumn 2020 or spring 2021, 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 remarkably well, with very 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.
From 22 October 2020, if you live in England or Northern Ireland you can visit anywhere in Greece without the need for quarantine on return. If you’re in Scotland you’ll still need to quarantine on return from Mykonos.
Wales has a different list of islands: Mykonos, Lesvos, Paros, Antiparos, Santorini and Serifos. If you return to Wales from one of these islands you will need to self-isolate for 14 days – even if you are flying into an airport in England or Scotland.
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Last updated: 22 October 2020