PUBLISHED: 17:43, Thu, Oct 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:10, Thu, Oct 1, 2020
Holidays to Turkey and Poland are now off the cards for English and Scottish jet-setters. Shapps made the announcement on Twitter today as he delivered the latest weekly update to British travel arrangements. The Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba) have also been axed from the ‘safe’ list.
Anyone travelling back from these destinations to the England will have to self-isolate for 14 days from 4am on October 3.
Shapps tweeted today: “TRAVEL CORRIDOR UPDATE: The latest data indicates we need to remove Turkey, Poland, and Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba from the #TravelCorridor list this week.
“This means if you arrive from these destinations from 4am Saturday 3 October, you will need to self-isolate.”
The minister continued: “You MUST self-isolate if you enter the UK from a non-exempt country - from tomorrow, we’re increasing the penalties for people who refuse to do so to a maximum of £10,000 for repeat offenders.”
READ MORE: Holidays: Italy and Germany FCDO update on strict quarantine rules
Turkey and Poland have been added to the UK’s quarantine list today (Image: Getty Images)
Holidays: The sudden change to Turkey to the quarantine list may well come as a shock to many (Image: Getty Images)
He added: “REMINDER: If you do travel, you must complete a Passenger Locator Form before returning to the UK. Do your bit to help keep everyone safe.”
A seven-day rate of 20 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 is understood to be a