England’s quarantine-free checklist of locations printed

Tourist hotspots set to be spared from quarantine


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Spain is among the many nations which could be visited with out having to quarantine for 14 days in your return

A full checklist of nations for which quarantine is not going to apply to individuals arriving again in England has been printed.

Countries together with Greece, Spain, France and Belgium are on the list, which comes into impact from 10 July.

But nations reminiscent of China, US, Sweden and Portugal should not, that means arrivals from these must isolate for 14 days.

Scotland and Wales are but to determine whether or not to ease journey restrictions and described the modifications as “shambolic”.

The rule can even stay in place in Northern Ireland for guests arriving from exterior of the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The restrictions got here into place in early June in a bid to cease coronavirus coming into the nation because the variety of instances was falling.

People travelling from the 59 nations and 14 British abroad territories on the list is not going to must quarantine on arrival in England except they’ve travelled by way of a spot which isn’t exempt.

Some of these on the checklist embrace standard short-haul locations reminiscent of Turkey and Cyprus, in addition to long-haul places together with Australia, Barbados, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Vietnam.

However, some nations, reminiscent of New Zealand, would require guests to isolate on arrival.

A listing of nations which might be exempt from the Foreign Office’s recommendation in opposition to “all but essential travel” from Saturday has also been published.

The recommendation has been lifted for Portugal however just for the Azores and Madeira.

The authorities mentioned data for journey into Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland might be printed in the end by the devolved administrations.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps mentioned finalising the checklist of nations had been delayed – after scrapping the quarantine was announced last week – within the hope that the 4 UK nations might attain a joint choice.

He mentioned there was “still an opportunity” for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to co-ordinate and due to this fact make the modifications extra easy.

But the primary ministers of each Scotland and Wales have criticised the federal government, with Nicola Sturgeon saying Scotland couldn’t be dragged alongside by the UK authorities’s “shambolic decision making”.

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford mentioned the method had been “utterly shambolic”.

The transfer has been welcomed by the airline trade with Tim Alderslade, chief government of trade physique Airline UK, saying it gave “a clear path to opening further predominantly long-haul destinations in the weeks ahead”.

A High Court problem by British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair in opposition to the federal government’s 14-day quarantine is ready to be withdrawn on the idea of the federal government publishing the checklist of nations for which the restrictions is not going to apply, their barrister Tom Hickman QC mentioned.

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