Dutch Tourists Placed in Quarantine Returning From Greek Islands



    Credit: Greek Reporter

    As Greece witnesses an increase in the numbers of coronavirus cases, foreign governments are responding by tightening travel measures regarding the country. The Netherlands ordered its citizens today to avoid unnecessary travel to all of the Greek islands, designating the risk level as “orange.”

    Mainland Greece and the Peloponnese remain in “yellow” status, meaning that there is risk in traveling to the destination, but non-essential travel is still allowed.

    On Monday, England issued a quarantine list of seven Greek islands, ordering those who have returned from vacation to go into quarantine for the period of two weeks. The islands in question include the perennial British favorite destinations of Crete, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos, and Mykonos.

    On Monday, Greece recorded 156 new cases of the coronavirus, as well as five deaths.

    The total number of cases in the country since February amounts to 11,663, including all those who have recovered.

    The Netherlands has recorded a total of 75,584 cases since the start of the pandemic, representing a greater ratio of coronavirus cases to the total number of inhabitants than the nation of Greece.

    Earlier in the summer, Dutch citizens had to present negative results from a coronavirus test conducted up to 72 hours before their arrival in Greece.

    Currently, Dutch citizens can enter the country without negative test results.

    Travellers from Bulgaria, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, Malta, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Albania, North Macedonia and Israel must present negative molecular test (PCR) for COVID-19 in order to visit Greece.