Italian tourists fined €5,000 each for leaving quarantine-hotel, attempting to fly home

Four Italian tourists broke the Covid-19 quarantine, left the hotel and went to the airport of Zakynthos to catch a flight for their home country. Their plan was foiled when the hotel management reported them missing and informed the local police.

The four Italians, aged 21-23, were arrested at the airport and were taken back to the quarantine hotel.

Each of them was fined with 5,000 euros for violating the ordered self-isolation.

The four Italians were recently tested positive to Covid-19 and the quarantine period of 14 days was not over yet.

The incident, the second of this kind on Zakynthos, took place Thursday noon, state broadcaster ERT reported.