10 November 2021, Virtual
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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has updated
its list of airports in what the World Health Organisation says are areas with
high coronavirus infection rates.
Among member states, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, the UK
and other territories, the list includes 13 British airports such as Heathrow,
Gatwick, London City, Stansted, Manchester and Glasgow, as well as all hubs in
Belgium, the Stockholm region and northern Italy, among others.
It also covers a huge portion of South American airports,
Ontario, Quebec, several regions in Russia and all airports in 23 US states.
The EASA bases its list of high-risk airports on data from
the WHO and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and said it “is
not intended to suggest travel restrictions or other public health measures
(such as quarantine) at state level”. The list is regularly updated as new information
Greece has confirmed it will use the list to determine which
travellers will be subject to strict measures when international travel begins
resuming on 15 June. Those originating from high-risk areas will have to take a
Covid-19 test on arrival and stay in a designated hotel until the result is confirmed.
If the test is negative, they will have to self-isolate for seven days, while
positive tests will result in a mandatory 14-day quarantine under supervision.