Quarantine list: UK travel corridor countries in full ahead of the next review tomorrow

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Every Thursday, prospective overseas holidaymakers have been enduring an anxious wait to see if their chosen destination has remained on the Government’s directory of quarantine-free countries.

This list of travel corridors – nations exempt from the 14-day self-isolation restrictions for overseas arrivals – has been gradually shrinking in recent times, with Covid cases rising in many popular destinations around Europe.

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Three weeks ago Turkey and Poland became the latest major destinations to have their corridors removed, following the likes of France, Spain and Portugal in previous announcements.

And after a week without any major changes, Italy finally losts its “air bridge” on Thursday 15 October, as did Vatican City and San Marino.

Conversely, Mykonos, the Canary Islands and Denmark were granted new travel corridors last week, meaning that holidaymakers visiting these destinations will no longer need to self-isolate

Announcing the changes on Twitter, the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the new rules would come into effect from 4am on Sunday 25 October, rather than on a Saturday as in previous weeks.

UPDATE: Following an assessment of the latest data, the Canaries, the Maldives, Denmark and Mykonos have been ADDED to the #TravelCorridors list. From 4am on Sunday 25th Oct, you will no longer need to self-isolate if you arrive from those destinations. pic.twitter.com/vVF40XKS2t

— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) October 22, 2020

Passengers arrive at Birmingham Airport, following an announcement on Saturday that holidaymakers who had not returned from Spain and its islands by midnight would be forced to quarantine for 14 days after Covid-19 second wave fears saw the European country struck off the UK's safe list. The decision was made after Spain recorded more than 900 fresh daily Covid-19 cases for two days running. PA Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 26, 2020. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the Government would
Travellers entering the UK from travel corridor nations are exempt from 14-day quarantine rules (Photo: PA)

What is the current list of travel corridor countries?

Under the current rules, all travellers need to fill in an online government form before travelling to the UK from overseas, which cannot be completed until 48 hours before arrival.

While everybody needs to take this step, the 14-day quarantine only applies to arrivals from outside the list of Government travel corridors, with a potential fine of up to £10,000 for those who break the isolation rules.

After the most recent announcement, the list of corridors for people returning to England currently includes the following countries – it is regularly updated so it’s always worth checking the Government’s website for the latest guidance:

  • Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • the Azores
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • The Canary Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • the Channel Islands
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Gibraltar
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • the Isle of Man
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Macao (Macau)
  • Madeira
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives (will be added to the list 4am Sunday 25 October)
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • St Barthélemy
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

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