Travel corridor list latest - which countries are exempt from quarantine now?
HOLIDAYS have been repeatedly thwarted by the pandemic, and Thursday afternoons have come to be equated with new travel updates. Grant Shapps has been issuing quarantine updates every Thursday for many weeks now. This is the latest update as Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo are banned from entering the UK.
(Image: Express)The last update to the travel corridor list took place on Saturday, January 16.This saw Aruba, Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba and Qatar removed from the quarantine list.Shapps tweeted on Friday:"Travel Corridors assess public health risk from the original SARS-COV-2, but it’s impossible for the Joint Biosecurity Centre to provide live scientific updates to predict which countries or regions will now originate new variants. Travel Corridors are therefore suspended for now.
"There will be more enforcement checks & fewer exemptions. International arrivals will need to have a negative COVID-19 test & self-isolate for 10 days or Test to Release after five. This action will slow the spread of new variants whilst millions receive their vaccinations."
It is not yet known when the current lockdown will end but it is due to be reviewed in the middle of February. Read more: Daily Express »
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