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The coronavirus pandemic has thrown our holiday plans out of the window, with holidays being scrapped from the travel corridor list every week. The list is reviewed by the Government every Thursday, and the most recent countries to lose their place were Turkey, Poland, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba. So where can you travel right NOW?
The Government considers taking a country off the travel corridor list when its infection rate rises above 20 per 100,000.
The UK’s infection rate per 100,000 over the last 14 days is 121.9, and not many other countries have a rate lower than 20 per 100,000 at the moment.
For example, Spain’s infection rate is 319.3 per 100,000 and France’s is 240 per 100,000.
Nonetheless, there are still 60 destinations remaining on the travel corridor list.
This means that you can visit these countries without needing to quarantine for 14 days on return to the UK.
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The latest countries to be placed on the quarantine list are Turkey, Poland, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, so any Brits returning from these destinations need to self-isolate on return.
The week before this announcement, Iceland, Denmark, Slovakia, and Curacao were also stripped of their places on the safe list.
Before that, Singapore and Thailand were taken off the list.
The unpredictability of the virus means it is tricky to say which countries will be safe to visit in a couple of weeks time.
When countries have been scrapped from the list, Brits have been given less than 48 hours notice to scramble home before the deadline.
Where can you travel right now?
In theory, you can travel anywhere that lets UK citizens in.
However, you are safer visiting one of the countries on the travel corridor list.
If you ignore the FCO’s advice, this probably makes your insurance invalid and you will need to stay at home for 14 days when you get back.
There are a massive 60 destinations that are quarantine-free and have lower coronavirus rates.
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The countries on the travel corridor list are:
- Akrotiri and Dhekelia
- Antigua and Barbuda
- the Azores
- British Antarctic Territory
- British Indian Ocean Territory
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- the Channel Islands
- Falkland Islands
- Faroe Islands
- Greece (except the islands of Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos – if you arrive in England from any of these islands you will need to self-isolate)
- Hong Kong
- the Isle of Man
- Macao (Macau)
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand
- Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
- San Marino
- 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
- Vatican City State
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