Estonia and Latvia removed from UK Govt’s list of travel corridors

Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

Two countries, Estonia and Latvia have both been removed from the government’s list of travel corridors this week. It means travellers arriving into England, Wales and Northern Ireland from these countries will have to quarantine for two weeks if they arrive after 4am on 28 November, 2020.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps tweeted that latest data means they must remove ESTONIA and LATVIA from the #TravelCorridor list. From 4am Saturday 28th November, if you arrive into the UK from these destinations you will need to self-isolate. Meanwhile, a number of destinations were added to the list, meaning those arriving after the Saturday cut-off will no longer have to quarantine.

Bhutan, Timor-Leste, Mongolia and Aruba all received the green light, alongside the Pacific Islands of Samoa, Kiribati, Micronesia, Tonga, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. The changes will likely be reflected in the Foreign Office’s (FCDO) own list of countries exempt from its blanket advice against all non-essential international travel.

Of the destinations that have been added to the quarantine-free list, the Caribbean island of Aruba is potentially of most interest to UK holidaymakers – provided they submit a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure to Aruba, travellers are permitted to enter the country with no requirement to self-isolate on arrival.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has also confirmed that the total travel ban on Denmark will be lifted as of 4am on Saturday (although the country remains off the travel corridors list, necessitating a two-week quarantine for all arrivals).

The travel ban was previously introduced after widespread coronavirus infection was found in Denmark’s mink farms. Following pressure from the travel industry, the DfT has confirmed that the current two-week quarantine requirement is soon to be replaced with a “test and release” system.

The changes will likely be reflected in the Foreign Office’s (FCDO) own list of countries exempt from its blanket advice against all non-essential international travel.

Of the destinations that have been added to the quarantine-free list, the Caribbean island of Aruba is potentially of most interest to UK holidaymakers – provided they submit a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure to Aruba, travellers are permitted to enter the country with no requirement to self-isolate on arrival.


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