The British government has changed the list of travel corridors but has kept Portugal out. British holidaymakers who go to Portugal will have to self-isolate for two weeks on their way back home.
The United Kingdom has changed the list of travel corridors, but has kept Portugal out, says the British government website. Five countries have been added to the list of quarantine-free countries, but Portugal remains undeserving of this distinction. British holidaymakers who go to Portugal will have to self-isolate for two weeks on their way back home.
“From Tuesday 28 July 2020, passengers will not need to self-isolate when arriving in England from Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia and St Vincent and the Grenadines,” said the Department for Transport on the British government’s website. However, “travellers, including those from exempt destinations, will still be required to complete a passenger locator form on arrival into the UK.”
The British government will evaluate this list periodically as the international pandemic evolves. ” We are prepared to respond rapidly if the health situation of a country deteriorates,” says Boris Johnson’s Executive.
These restrictions apply only to England, leaving out Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The distinction was made because of a disagreement over the adoption of these policies, and these governments eventually adopted their own measures.
According to the most recent figures, the United Kingdom has so far recorded over 297,000 people infected with coronavirus and 45,5545 deaths due to the disease. It is currently the third country with the most cases of infection in Europe and the tenth-largest in the world. Meanwhile, Portugal has 49,379 infected people and registers 1,705 deaths until this Friday.
(Article updated at 2:13 pm)