The foreign ministry’s official travel advice for the Greek islands has been switched to orange because of the rise in coronavirus cases in Greece.
This means all but essential travel should be avoided and people returning from a summer break on the islands should go into quarantine for 10 days.
The public health institute RIVM had recommended experts look at the situation in Greece ahead of the autumn holidays, when many people are considering a short break in the sunshine.
In the meantime, officials are working to expand the list of people who do not have to go into quarantine on their return from an orange zone.
Transit passengers, people working on ships and people with ‘very pressing reasons’ to visit family are currently exempt, but some jobs, such as health service workers, the military and certain categories of business traveller, may also be included, according to the Telegraaf.
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