Italy and Greece introduce Christmas quarantine rules for UK visitors

Holidaymakers flying to Italy from the UK will be forced to quarantine during the festive season.

Anyone coming from the UK for the Christmas holidays between December 21 and January 6 will be subject to a 14-day isolation period.

Ski resorts are also closed until January 6 and cruises are not allowed to enter Italian ports during the same period.

British holidaymakers are allowed to enter Italy with a negative Covid-19 test or test on arrival at selected airports until December 21 before the additional restrictions are imposed in an attempt to quell the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country.

Meanwhile, Greece requires all travelers to arrive in the country in between December 18 and January 7 to isolate themselves for 10 days, in addition to existing Covid access rules.

The Greek islands of Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Kos are on the British government’s quarantine-free list, but passengers returning from elsewhere in Greece will have to isolate themselves.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted, “The optimism of the vaccine’s arrival should not lead us to complacency. This euphoria worries us as it could lead to a possible third wave and winter is still ahead. We must continue to respect the individual. protective measures. “

There are still a few destinations where it is possible to go on holiday without too strict restrictions.

Among which:

Gibraltar: No restrictions on entry or return to the UK

Greek islands of Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Kos

Canary Islands: test before departure

Iceland: test before departure

Madeira: test on arrival or before departure

Anguilla: Test before departure and on arrival

Antigua and Barbuda: test before departure

Barbados: test before departure

Bermuda: test before departure

Cuba: test on arrival

Dominica: test before departure and on arrival

Grenada: test before departure

St Kitts: Test before departure

St Lucia: Test before departure

St Vincent and the Grenadines: test before departure

Maldives: test before departure

Mauritius: test before departure and on arrival

Seychelles: test before departure and on arrival

UAE (including Dubai and Abu Dhabi): test before departure or on arrival