The UK government has finally revealed its list of 59 countries where travel restrictions will no longer apply, including France, Spain, and Italy.
From now, English travellers will be free to take their much-longed-for summer holidays without facing a 14-day quarantine under plans announced on Friday by the UK Government.
Previously, a “double lock” prevented nearly all international travel: the Foreign Office (FCO) advised against all non-essential travel abroad, invalidating Britons’ travel insurance, and a mandatory 14-day quarantine period was imposed on all inbound arrivals to the UK.
The new “travel corridors” mean those travelling from approved countries into England will no longer have to self-isolate unless “they have visited or stopped in any other country or territory in the preceding 14 days.”
However, from 10 July these restrictions will be lifted for those travelling between England and the destinations given the green light.
- Those who have stopped off in a country not on the list will still be required to self-isolate for two weeks when they get to the UK.
- All inbound travellers, whether visitors or UK residents, must provide a passenger locator form before their arrival into the country.
The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has published a list of countries where the Government has abandoned its quarantine policy. They are :
- New Zealand
- Antigua and Barbuda
- San Marino
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
- Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
- St Barthélemy
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- Czech Republic
- St Pierre and Miquelon
- Faroe Islands
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Vatican City
- French Polynesia
- New Caledonia
The list could still change, as the government website states that countries “may be added to over the coming days following further discussions between the UK and international partners”.
Countries and territories could also be removed from exemption if “conditions worsen”.
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