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UK scraps Covid quarantine for more than 50 countries

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The UK government has scrapped the need for people travelling from more than 50 countries to have to self-isolate for 14 days. 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.

People coming to the UK from countries such as Germany, Italy and Germany will be able to continue with their holiday or business unhindered. Crucially, UK tourists to some of those countries won't have to self-isolate, either. However, Scotland requires people travelling from Spain to quarantine, and Serbia has been removed from the quarantine-free list for all of the UK.

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There's no word yet 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?

Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Australia (non-citizens/residents require a visa)
Austria (UK visitors must prove they are Covid-19-free)
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Croatia
Curaçao
Cyprus (UK visitors not accepted)
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Polynesia
Germany
Greece (not currently accepting direct flights from the UK)
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland (UK visitors must be tested or quarantined)
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Malta
Mauritius
Monaco
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand (not currently accepting direct flights from the UK)
Norway
Poland
Réunion
San Marino
Seychelles
South Korea (14-day quarantine for UK visitors)
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 may still have to quarantine when travelling to the above countries. Check before you travel.
 

 

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