Three more countries removed from the UK’s list of safe travel corridors
Austria, Croatia and Trinidad and Tobago were today announced as the latest countries to be removed from the UK government’s list of Covid-safe ‘travel corridors’, meaning that anyone arriving into England from these countries after 4 am on Saturday, 22nd August will have to self-isolate for 14 days on their return to Britain. The move comes as infection rates
Portugal, which has seen its number of Covid-19 infections reduce significantly over the past few weeks, was added back onto the safe list, meaning that travellers from Portugal no longer need to self isolate on their return to Britain. This will come as welcome relief to the country, with 20% of its GDP coming from tourism.
The Portuguese government welcomed the move, stating that it was “proof of the good outcome of intense bilateral work” and “allowed for an understanding that the situation in the country has always been under control”.
For the latest information on UK travel corridors, please visit the government’s advisory page, here.