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.
Read the latest updates in our dedicated coronavirus section.
“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.
Travel Corridor Update:— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) November 12, 2020
BAHRAIN, CHILE, ICELAND, CAMBODIA, LAOS, UAE, QATAR and TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS have been ADDED to the #TravelCorridor list. If you arrive from these countries after 4am on Saturday 14th November you will NOT need to self-isolate. pic.twitter.com/wjw1JvUU8Q
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.
Coronavirus: China bans travelers from UK, Belgium due to second waveChina has imposed fresh travel bans on non-Chinese arrivals from Britain and Belgium, as it guards against a resurgence of the coronavirus by refusing ... Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Dubai updates winter tourism travel rules; UK, Germany test on arrivalDubai revamped its travel regulations on Monday, allowing some passengers from certain countries to take a coronavirus PCR test on arrival at the ... Coronavirus
Coronavirus: UK plans to relax quarantine requirements for travelersBritain is working on a plan to relax its quarantine for international travelers with some countries where there is a lower risk of contracting the ... World News