Crete added to UK travel corridors so you won’t need to quarantine

Good news for holidaymakers – Crete has been added back on to the UK’s travel corridors list, meaning holidays to the hotspot are back on the cards!

It means any Brits returning after 4am on Sunday 18th October will not need to quarantine.

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced the news on his Twitter account.

He wrote: “We are ADDING CRETE to the #TravelCorridor list this week. From 4am Sunday 18 Oct, if you arrive from Crete, you will NO LONGER need to self-isolate. ALSO THIS WEEK, the whole of the UK is now aligned with our advice around all of the Greek islands.”

The news comes after he announced that Italy, Vatican City state & San Marino are the latest destinations to have been removed from the UK’s travel corridors – so Brits returning from these will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

Elounda has some seriously beautiful beaches

The FCDO has now changed its advice for Crete and no longer advises against non-essential travel, meaning you can book a holiday and your insurance will be valid.

Airlines such as easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways all offer cheap flights to Crete at the time of writing.

As for holiday packages, Thomas Cook has already re-instated the sale of Crete holidays following the announcement.

Crete offers up plenty of sunshine

The news comes a week after the Department of Transport announced that Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Santorini and Zakynthos were back on the quarantine-free list, after a drop in their number of coronavirus cases.

The FCDO still advises against all non-essential travel to the island of Mykonos.

There are still a number of countries where Brits won’t need to quarantine after a holiday, but some of these have specific entry requirements or may require you to quarantine on arrival.

Travel restrictions are volatile during the pandemic, so you should always check the latest FCDO advice for your destination before planning, booking or going on a trip.

Earlier this month, the government launched a taskforce which will look at ways in which the 14-day quarantine could be cut down, be that through airport testing or alternatives such as being required to self-isolate before you travel.

However, at the time of writing the 14-day quarantine rules continue to be in place.

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