Coronavirus: UK removes UAE, Bahrain from COVID-19 travel quarantine list

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Travelers arriving in the United Kingdom from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and six other countries will no longer need to quarantine for 14 days as was previously required due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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“If you arrive from these countries after 4am on Saturday 14th November you will NOT need to self-isolate,” the UK’s Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced on Twitter Thursday.

The other countries excluded from quarantine requirements are Chile, Iceland, Cambodia, Laos, Qatar and Turks and Caicos Islands. Meanwhile, Greece was removed from the travel corridor due to an increase in cases, however, travelers arriving from Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Kos do not need to self-isolate upon arrival in the UK.

Shapps also announced that the travel ban on Denmark has been extended for another 14 days. Authorities first enforced the strict measures on November 7 due to a mutated version of COVID-19 found in humans but was linked to mink farms, according to AFP.

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