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Coronavirus: Travel advice revised effective from March 14; UK in category 2

The Health Ministry has revised its travel advice for passengers who have travelled in the past 14 days after an evaluation carried out by the European Centre for Disease Control and the ministry’s team of experts in consultation with the Foreign Ministry and the deputy ministry for tourism.

The new rules, which come into force on Saturday March 14, place the UK and parts of Greece in category 2 which requires self-isolation.

There are three categories

Category 1: Compulsory isolation under medical supervision (quarantine) at home (if possible) or at premises to be suggested by the Health Ministry for 14 days from their departure from:

–   Hubei province in China

– Italy

– Iran

– South Korea

Category 2:  Self-isolation under telephone monitoring at home or premises to be suggested by Health Ministry (restrict close contact and movement, keep basic rules of hygiene and monitor and report symptoms  to  the call centre 1420) for 14 days after their departure from:

—  China (excluding district of Hubei)

– Japan

– Hong Kong

– Germany

– France

– Spain

– Greece (prefectures of Achaia, Ilia and Zakynthos)

— United Kingdom

— Switzerland

Category 3: Self-monitoring and in the case of symptoms contact 1420. Keep basic rules of hygiene, restrict movements to the absolute essential for 14 days after departure from:

–   Greece (excluding prefectures of Achaia, Ilia and Zakynthos)

— Netherlands

– Sweden

– Belgium

– Singapore


Detailed instructions for people in quarantine or self-isolation can be found on:

Alternatively click here.

All passengers from the first two categories will be taken by immigration to the airports’ health office while at the ports they will remain in their cabins.

The instructions do not apply to passengers who have carried out transit flights, unless they stayed at the location.

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