British holidaymakers are confused about which destination to visit and which not. To avoid travel restrictions either in the UK or other holiday destinations.
However, travelers have been warned that changes can be made at short notice, meaning anyone going overseas must be able to quarantine when they return.
Many travelers are canceling their trips, which is causing problems for the aviation and tourism industry, as the pandemic continues to rage.
Because the number of new cases is increasing on a daily basis across Europe. The list of countries Brits can safely visit without quarantine continues to decrease.
Countries No More on the Safe List
A few days back, Switzerland, Jamaica, and the Czech Republic were stripped from the ‘safe’ list. Meaning people arriving in the UK after 4 am on Saturday must self-isolate for two weeks.
However, the UK’s decision to remove popular holiday destinations France and Spain from the safe list came a few weeks earlier.
Croatia, Trinidad and Tobago, Austria, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos, and Aruba, Andorra, Belgium, and the Bahamas, Serbia, and Luxembourg have also previously been removed.
But Cuba is back on the ‘safe’ list, alongside Portugal, meaning holidaymakers can now travel there without having to isolate on return.
But the country is imposing strict restrictions on tourists entering the country. Anyone staying at a hotel having to take a coronavirus test 48 hours before arrival.
The UK government has issued a list of 65 countries where Brits do not have to quarantine on return.
However, many countries are still imposing restrictions on British tourists entering. Such as Norway which requires all UK citizens to self-isolate for 10 days.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has warned British holidaymakers that quarantine rules could continue to change rapidly.
Mr. Shapps said, “Look there is a travel corridor list and I think it probably still contains about 55, 60 countries. It changes every week – a country went on – Cuba went on – the list yesterday, or goes on at the weekend.”
“So, they are there for a reason. However, when people travel at the moment when coronavirus is still a thing… just need to be aware that unfortunately things can change very quickly and, you know, if you go with your eyes open and you know that things can change, it won’t then come as so much as of a surprise.”
“Though as I say, sometimes countries just move very quickly.”
No Quarantine Countries List
This is the list of countries where Brits do not have to quarantine either going to that country or coming back to the UK.