Holidays: Portugal, France, Spain and Greece FCDO update following ‘green list’ boost


Greece did not make it onto the UK “green list”, meaning from May 17 the nation will be on the UK’s “amber list”.

This means Britons returning from Greece will be required to self-isolate at home for 10 days.

The FCDO advises “against all but essential travel to Greece based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks”.

The FCDO is not currently advising against travel to the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu and Crete.

Britons are currently allowed to enter Greece.

The FCDO explains: “UK nationals are permitted to enter Greece if they are a permanent resident in the UK, Greece, another EU/EFA state, or in one of the following countries; Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Russian Federation, United States, Serbia and Israel.

“If you’re a British national who resides in another country, not listed above, you’re likely to be refused entry to Greece due to measures put in place by the Greek authorities to combat the spread of COVID-19.

“Anyone travelling to Greece must comply with the Greek authorities’ requirements, including testing before travel and completion of a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before you travel.”

Travellers must also provide a negative PCR test for COVID-19 that was taken within 72 hours of travel.

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