ITALY and the remainder of Greece are subsequent vulnerable to being positioned onto the UK’s quarantine checklist after an increase in circumstances places them each within the ‘amber’ zone.
Together with Denmark, which can also be a excessive danger, the nations could observe within the footsteps of Portugal and Hungary, which had been taken off the UK secure journey checklist final week.
Seven of the Greek islands had been added to the quarantine checklist final week for England, whereas your entire nation was added by Scotland.
Italy, whereas as soon as the epicentre of Covid-19 in Europe, has managed to maintain circumstances a lot decrease than different European locations akin to France – which noticed 10,000 new every day circumstances over the weekend – and Spain – which has the best circumstances in Europe.
Nevertheless, Quash Quarantine spokesperson Paul Charles warns that Italy and Greece are subsequent in danger if circumstances don’t go down.
Italy’s new every day circumstances per 100,000 persons are 16.5 and Greece is 15.4 – in the event that they go over 20 then they’re more likely to face quarantines.
Denmark is presently at 28.7.
The UK authorities normally announce new restrictions on Thursday night, that are then enforced from Saturday at 4am.
Nevertheless, new pointers now enable the federal government to implement regional quarantine guidelines moderately than a country-wide blanket journey ban.
This may very well be excellent news for Italy, the place circumstances of coronavirus on the islands of Sardinia are seeing big spikes, whereas different elements of the mainland stay a lot decrease.
Testing amenities in Lazio in Italy have traced 800 circumstances in latest weeks again to the island, based on the Guardian.
Sicily stays safer, with Mr Charles explaining: “We’re keeping track of #Sicily – it had 106 new constructive circumstances yesterday and has had almost 1000 new circumstances within the final 12 days. But it surely stays effectively beneath 20/100,000 on a 7-day cumulative foundation.”
Because the Greek islands – which incorporates Mykonos, Crete and Zante – had been positioned onto the quarantine checklist, the nation’s tourism minister slammed the brand new guidelines.
Harry Theoharis instructed the Guardian: “From the perspective of headline numbers, it’s a choice that’s unlucky and unfair.”
He defined: “There have been 13 circumstances per 100,000 folks within the final seven days in Greece, which is beneath different nations and beneath the UK’s personal self-imposed yardstick.
“We’re very a lot hoping it will likely be reviewed as quickly as potential.”
Islands akin to Corfu, Rhodes and Kos stay off the quarantine checklist if coming into England, in addition to mainland Greece.
TUI has stopped all holidays to Laganas amid considerations that social distancing was not being adopted, together with holidays to Crete, Zante, Santorini and Mykonos.
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EasyJet is also cutting flights to the Greek islands after the UK government announced strict new quarantine restrictions.
Brits must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form before entering Greece or face fines up to €500.
Italy has no entry restrictions for British tourists.