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.
In July, it was four British tourists who fled the quarantine hotel and attempted to fly back to the UK.