GREECE and Turkey have avoided being put onto the UK quarantine list, as both countries continue to welcome Brits on holiday.

Croatia, however, was added last night, meaning thousands of Brits face a battle to get home before the UK quarantine is enforced from tomorrow.

Croatia has seen soaring cases in recent weeks, with 7,329 total cases – and the highest daily infection rate reported yesterday since the pandemic began.

Using data from the European Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control (ECDC), any country which has more than 20 new cases per 100,000 population, over a period of seven days, is at risk of being removed from the UK safe list.

If numbers fail to go down, then quarantine restrictions are likely to be enforced, along with a non-essential travel ban.

According to travel expert Paul Charles, CEO of PC Agency, Greece's number is just 14.1, while Turkey is just 10.6.

Italy, one of the few European holiday hotspots popular with Brits to remain off the quarantine list, has seen dwindling numbers as well, with figures at just.

This also means Brits can grab a bargain last-minute holiday if they want to head abroad, with cheap deals for flights, hotels and transfers.

For example, deals to Greece and Turkey start from just £130pp with TUI if flying on August 30, with accommodation and flights included.

Caution is advised, as travel restrictions can change at the last minute – although package holiday providers offer ATOL protection meaning they will fly you back if you are stranded abroad.

Here are the best last minute deals to Greece, Turkey and Italy flying within the next week.

Last minute deals to Turkey

  • Seven nights with return flights and transfers with Jet2 Holidays on August 24 – from £299pp
  • Seven nights all-inclusive with return flights and transfers with Jet2 Holidays on August 24 – from £443pp
  • Seven nights half-board with return flights with easyJet Holidays on August 26 – from £469pp
  • Seven nights with return flights and transfers with TUI on August 27 – from £252pp
  • Seven nights with return flights and transfers with TUI on August 27 – from £395pp

Last minute deals to Greece

  • Seven nights in Corfu with return flights and transfers with Jet2 Holidays on August 26 – from £275pp
  • Seven nights in Rhodes with return flights and transfers with Jet2 Holidays on August 24 – from £293pp
  • Seven nights in Corfu with return flights and transfers with EasyJet Holidays on August 26 – from £313pp
  • Seven nights in Crete with return flights and transfers with easyJet Holidays on August 26 – from £389pp
  • Seven nights all-inclusive in Rhodes with return flights and transfers with Jet2 Holidays on August 24 – from £461pp
  • Seven nights all-inclusive in Zante with return flights and transfers with Jet2 Holidays on August 26 – from £582pp

Last minute deals to Italy

  • Three nights with EasyJet Holidays in September – from £181pp
  • Seven nights half-board with return flights on August 30 with TUI – from £545pp

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