The quarantine “hokey cokey” continues as all eyes are on the Department for Transport to see whether Greece and Portugal are next in line to be struck from the list of travel corridors.
Countries on this list are exempt from the blanket two-week quarantine inflicted on all arrivals into the UK, but eligible destinations are dropping like flies after coronavirus infection rates have been on the increase across Europe.
Scotland has now removed Greece and Portugal from its quarantine-exempt list after a surge of new Covid-19 cases, while Wales has imposed self-isolation restrictions on Portugal, Gibraltar and six Greek islands: Antiparos, Crete, Lesbos, Mykonos, Paros and Zante.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed both countries will remain on the travel corridors list for England for now; on 3 September he tweeted: “We continue to keep the Travel Corridor list under constant review and won’t hesitate to remove countries if needed. However, there are no English additions or removals today.”
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