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UK scraps Covid quarantine for more than 50 countries

when will quarantine end

The UK government has scrapped the need for people travelling from more than 50 countries to have to self-isolate for 14 days – and Australia and New Zealand are on the list. The quarantine restrictions came into force in early June in an effort to minimise coronavirus infections in the UK, but were heavily criticised by the travel industry.

From 10 July, people coming to the UK from Australia and New Zealand will be able to continue with their holiday or business unhindered. However, Brits will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

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There's no word on a rumoured traffic-light system to help travellers identify the levels of restrictions still in place.

Which countries can I travel to the UK from without having to quarantine?

From 10 July:

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
Seychelles
South Korea*
Spain (Not to Scotland)
St Barthélemy
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Pierre and Miquelon
Switzerland
Trinidad and Tobago
Taiwan
Turkey
Vatican City
Vietnam
 
The 14 British Overseas Territories are also included
 
*British citizens are either prohibited from entering/need proof of a negative test/have to quarantine when travelling TO these countries.

 

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