The travel sector has given the government’s move towards a regional quarantine and travel advice regime a cautious welcome.
It comes after the government announced on Monday (7 September) quarantine-free travel to seven Greek islands would end shortly.
However, travel to Greece’s mainland and other islands can continue without quarantine, with Greece retaining its travel corridor.
From Wednesday (9 September), travellers returning from Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos will have to self-isolate for 14 days, transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed.
The Foreign Office is now also advising against all but essential travel to these islands, but is not advising those already travelling in these destinations to leave.