The government has released a full list of countries English holidaymakers can travel to without having to self-isolate upon their return.
Quarantine restrictions for people returning to, or visiting, England from the 59 countries – as well as 14 British Overseas Territories – will be lifted from Friday next week (10 July).
Here are 10 of the countries included in the “air bridges”. For a full list, go to the bottom of the page.
Germany, Australia, Greece, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Turkey, France, New Zealand, Poland.
The United States, Portugal and Sweden are not included on the list.
The Department of Transport has said the approved destinations pose a “a reduced risk to the public health of UK citizens” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The requirement for everyone arriving into the UK – bar a handful of exemptions – to self-isolate for 14 days was introduced on 8 June.
Under the lifted restrictions, passengers from the approved countries – which will be kept “under constant review” – will still be required to provide contact information on arrival in England.
Anyone self-isolating because they have arrived or returned before 10 July will be able to stop from that date.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps said earlier on Friday: “Today marks the next step in carefully reopening our great nation.
“Whether you are a holidaymaker ready to travel abroad or a business eager to open your doors again, this is good news for British people and great news for British businesses.”
Shapps said “British” but the rules only apply to England – the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are to set out their own rules.
Downing Street had been unable to convince the three countries to sign off on the plan before it was made public.
Ahead of the publication of the list, the government came under fire from the devolved administrations over its handling of the issue.
Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon labelled Boris Johnson’s administration “shambolic” over its decision making process, while suggesting Downing Street had not involved Scotland in discussions.
Mark Drakeford, Wales’ first minister, said he was “dealing with a government that never appears capable of making up its mind, let alone communicating that sensibly to devolved administrations”.
Meanwhile, responding to the publication of the list, the Liberal Democrats called for the government to publish its “scientific basis”.
Health, wellbeing and social care spokesperson Munira Wilson said: “Where quarantine is concerned, the government have been all over the place. Clearly, that hasn't changed.
“People deserve better. To avoid yet further confusion, ministers must publish the scientific basis for their decisions.”
Here is the full list of countries from which people can travel to England without having to quarantine from 10 July:
Antigua and Barbuda
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
St Kitts and Nevis
St Pierre and Miquelon
Trinidad and Tobago
As well as those listed above, the 14 British Overseas Territories will also be exempt from the quarantine measures, according to the UK government website.
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