The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that more countries will be taken off the UK’s quarantine exemption list.
From Saturday 8th August, anyone arriving in the UK from Belgium, Andorra or the Bahamas will have to self-isolate for 14 days.
The move follows the government’s swift decision to remove Spain last month from the list of ‘safe’ countries that travellers can return from with no restrictions. The Transport Secretary himself was one of those caught up in self-isolation measures at the time.
In addition to the latest removals from the exemption list, two countries are being added. Travellers from Brunei and Malaysia will no longer need to self-isolate on arrival in England from Tuesday 11th August.
Data shows we need to remove Andorra, Belgium and The Bahamas from our list of #coronavirus Travel Corridors in order to keep infection rates DOWN. If you arrive in the UK after 0400 Saturday from these destinations, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) August 6, 2020
Data shows that we are now able to add BRUNEI and MALAYSIA to the Government’s Travel Corridor list following a decrease in confirmed cases of #coronavirus. From 04:00 on Tuesday, passengers arriving in England from these destinations will no longer be required to self-isolate.— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) August 6, 2020