Sun. Nov 29th, 2020

More counties have been added to the Government’s travel corridor list which means that people arriving from those destinations will not have to self-isolate for 14 days.

Grant Shapps, the Secretary of State for Transport, made the announcement yesterday (November 19) on Twitter.

He confirmed that from 4am on Saturday, 21 November, people arriving from Israel, Namibia, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands will no longer have to self isolate.

He also confirmed that no countries had been added to the quarantine list.

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Under lockdown rules people in England are not allowed to travel to abroad for leisure, but with lockdown ending on December 2 it is hoped that people will once again be able to travel for holidays.

The Government has said that England will hopefully enter a new tiered system when lockdown ends so if the rules regarding travelling abroad match restrictions under the previous tiered system then people will be able to go abroad.

However although there are over 50 countries on the travel corridor list, it does not mean that English holidaymakers are free to travel to these countries.

According to the BBC there are actually only a few places you can travel to without facing restrictions, either when you arrive at your destination or return to the UK.

These are:

  • Bahrain (Only if travellers pay for a test on arrival and then quarantine until you get the result)
  • Canary Islands
  • Cuba (at certain entry points, Havana currently closed to people from abroad)
  • Gibraltar
  • Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Kos
  • Iceland ( You must test negative on arrival and again when you have a test 5-6 days later)
  • Madeira and the Azores (if travellers cannot show proof of a recent negative test, they will be tested on arrival and have to quarantine until the result comes back)
  • Maldives (non-tourists must quarantine for 14 days on arrival, and tourists and short-term visitors must take a private Covid test no less than 96 hours before travelling)
  • Turks and Caicos (with pre-travel authorisation including proof of a recent negative test)

If the quarantine rules remain the same until December 2 then these locations are sure to be the most popular destinations on people’s holiday list.

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