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Greek Islands added back to UK travel corridors as holidays back on cards for Brits

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Holidays to the Greek Islands of Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Santorini and Zakynthos are back on the cards for Brits!

The islands have been added to the UK’s travel corridors – meaning that Brits returning from them after 4am on Saturday 10th October won’t need to self-isolate.

In more good news, no new countries have been added to the quarantine list.

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced the news on his Twitter account.

He wrote: “TRAVEL CORRIDOR UPDATE: We are ADDING Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Santorini and Zakynthos to the #TravelCorridor list this week. From 4am Saturday 10th Oct, if you arrive from those Greek islands, you will NO LONGER need to self-isolate. We are not REMOVING any countries.”

The Department of Transport said that the islands were added to the travel corridors due to “a decrease in confirmed cases of coronavirus”. 

Earlier this week, the government launched a new Global Travel Taskforce to look at ways in which the 14-day quarantine could be cut down.

This includes looking at airport testing, as well as other alternatives such as being required to self-isolate before you travel.

There are still some countries where Brits won’t need to quarantine after a holiday, but some of these have specific entry requirements or may require you to quarantine on arrival.

Travel restrictions are volatile during the pandemic, so you should always check the latest FCDO advice for your destination before planning, booking or going on a trip.

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