Coronavirus: The British leave the “red” Greek islands due to quarantine

About 60,000 British tourists are currently in our country

Strong reactions followed the decision of the Johnson government to classify seven Greek islands in the red list of coronavirus , which obliges those who return from them to a 14-day quarantine . According to estimates by the Daily Mail , about 60,000 British tourists are currently in our country and are furious with the decision. In fact, according to the information of the British newspaper, they are trying to find ways to return until 16:00 on Wednesday – as then the quarantine measure is implemented – in order to avoid it.

The British who are in Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos , in a few hours will no longer be exempted from the obligation to enter quarantine returning home and looking for return tickets , which as they reveal have been overpriced by airlines , who want to take advantage of the need of tourists for immediate return to their homeland.

“It was shocking to see prices soar in front of your eyes. “I jumped for a moment to get my credit card and by the time I got back the price had gone up even more, it was unbelievable …” says a British tourist to the Daily Mail, who is currently renovating her house and has a lot of work planned. “Fortunately in our case the consequences are not so serious, but there are definitely a lot of people who will have to lose two weeks’ pay because of this development,” she said.

Meanwhile, TUI and Jet2 have canceled holiday packages in Crete ( Jet2 until September 20 ), Santorini, Zakynthos and Mykonos due to new quarantine rules, and EasyJet has announced that it is cutting flights following the government’s decision.

About 41,554 people in Britain have died within 28 days of being tested positive for coronavirus – the highest death toll from covid-19 in Europe – although the number of infections has been significantly lower in recent weeks than in several neighboring countries. countries in Europe.


The surprise decision

In quarantined 14 days  then  enter those tourists return to Great Britain seven Greek islands. According to what was announced on Monday, September 8, the Minister of Transport of Great Britain, Grand Saps, these islands are Mykonos , Lesvos , Tinos , Serifos , Crete , Santorini and Zakynthos .

It is noted that Wales has already imposed a 14-day quarantine on those returning from six Greek islands, namely Crete, Zakynthos, Mykonos, Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos. At the same time, Scotland adopted measures for travelers from Greece due to the increased cases of Covid-19 that it detected on flights from our country.

The Minister of Health is in despair

The Hancock Matt health minister said that young people have relaxed too much in relation to social distancing and threatened to jeopardize their older relatives because of their complacency. ” Do not kill your grandmother by catching a coronavirus and then transmitting it to her. “And you can transmit it before you even show symptoms,” he told a BBC youth radio show . “The number of cases is on the rise and we have seen in other countries where this leads and it is not a nice place,” Hancock added.

In August, the British government increased the fine for serious violations of the measures after several rave parties , which were disbanded by the police .

Stricter restrictions have been reintroduced in high-risk areas, including Manchester in the north of England, Glasgow and other areas of Scotland and  Wales.


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