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Published on Friday, July 3, 2020

Finally revealed: 59 countries where the 14-day quarantine won't apply







The Government has finally confirmed the list of countries where travel restrictions have been relaxed.

The list includes all the countries where the Government deems it is no longer necessary to impose a 14-day quarantine for returning travellers.

However, the relaxations currently only apply to those who are arriving back to England. They don't apply to anyone arriving back into Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said he hoped there was still time for the rest of the UK to implement the same changes.


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has also updated its global advisory against 'all but essential' international travel to exempt 67 destinations that it believes no longer pose an unacceptably high risk of Covid-19 from July 4. 


Under the new air bridge scheme, countries will be classed as either green, amber or red, depending on their levels of coronavirus.


While Green countries, such as New Zealand, will have no restrictions, amber countries, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain, will have 'reciprocal arrangements' in place, meaning travellers from the UK will not have to quarantine on arrival.

Restrictions will remain in place for 'red' countries, including the US.

Despite Transport Secretary Grant Shapps saying this morning that Greece would not be on the list, the destination has been included, although it is not allowing UK flights until July 15.


Portugal, however, is not included - only the Azores and Madeira.


Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are already exempt. The Government will also be exempting 14 British Overseas Territories.


On the list are:
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Croatia
Curaçao
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Polynesia
Germany
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Malta
Mauritius
Monaco
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Réunion
San Marino
Serbia
Seychelles
South Korea
Spain
St Barthélemy
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Pierre and Miquelon
Switzerland
Taiwan
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Vatican City
Vietnam


The Government said this list may be added to over the coming days following further discussions between the UK and international partners.


Information for travel into Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be published in due course by the Devolved Administrations.


The Foreign and Commonwealth has published its list of countries and territories exempt from advice against 'all but essential' international travel. They are:


Europe
Austria
Andorra
Belgium
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France (overseas territories of France are listed separately, where included in the exemption)
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
The Netherlands (not including the constituent countries and special municipalities located in the Dutch Caribbean)
Norway
Poland
Portugal (only The Azores and Madeira)
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Switzerland
Turkey


Americas
Antigua & Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Bermuda
Canada
Cayman Islands
Dominica
Grenada
Jamaica
Martinique
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Pierre and Miquelon
St Vincent and The Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands


Asia-Pacific
Australia
Brunei
French Polynesia
Hong Kong
Japan
Macao
Malaysia
New Zealand
Taiwan
Thailand
Singapore
South Korea
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna


Africa
Reunion


Antarctica
British Antarctic Territory




 

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