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UK Travel Advice: 10 New Countries Added and Two Removed from the UK Travel Corridors

As the world turns to new normalcy with Christmas around the corner, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has yet another great news updated in his Twitter.

He stated that: “BHUTAN, TIMOR-LESTE, MONGOLIA, ARUBA, the following PACIFIC ISLANDS: SAMOA, KIRIBATI, MICRONESIA, TONGA, VANUATU and SOLOMON ISLANDS have been ADDED to the #TravelCorridor list. If you arrive from these places, after 4 am Sat November 28 you do NOT need to self-isolate.”

He also mentioned, “We are now able to LIFT the total travel ban on Denmark. However, the country will remain OFF the Government’s Travel Corridor list. This change also becomes active at 4 am on Sat, November 28.”

Apart from this information, below are answers to some of your Frequently Asked Questions regarding the UK Travel Advice;

Does the UK Travel Advice have any other restrictions on these newly added Travel Corridors?

Yes. Although Bhutan, Timor-Leste, Mongolia, Aruba, the Pacific Islands: Samoa, Kiribati, Micronesia, Tonga, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands are now in the Travel Corridors, they still have certain travel restrictions. They are;

Aruba

Although it is open to Britons, it requires a negative coronavirus test before or on arrival and, quarantine for 24 hours.

Timor-Leste

Open to Britons, but requires 14-day quarantine on arrival.

Solomon Islands

It is open to Britons but requires three negative coronavirus tests and 14-day quarantine on arrival.

Bhutan, Mongolia and Pacific Islands 

Although added to the Travel Corridors list, these destinations are closed for tourists. 

Were any countries removed from the UK Travel Corridors list?

Yes. Estonia and Latvia are no longer in the UK Travel Corridors list.

Shapps confirmed this in another tweet made by him that stated,
“Latest data means we must remove ESTONIA and LATVIA from the #TravelCorridor list. From 4 am Saturday, November 28, if you arrive into the UK from these destinations, you will need to self-isolate.”

For more information regarding the countries that are no longer in the UK Travel Corridors list, you can stay up-to-date with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) website. 

UK Travel Advice

Is the government planning to lift the ban on International travel any soon?

Yes. The government is preparing to lift the international travel ban on the Britons once the Lockdown ends on Wednesday, December 2.

Besides, there is also information from the UK Travel Advice that the UK Quarantine restrictions are to be slashed in time for holiday travel. 

Can the Britons go on holidays once the Lockdown is lifted in December?

Yes! 

According to Shapps, Britons can go on holidays once the Lockdown is lifted “as long as they go straight to the airport”.

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