PUBLISHED: 16:23, Tue, Oct 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:23, Tue, Oct 6, 2020
Britons may have plans to jet off to Italy, Sweden or Greece in the coming weeks thanks to their place on the quarantine-free travel list. However, one expert has warned a change could be fast approaching.
It comes as coronavirus cases begin to mount in each of the destinations.
Posting to Twitter on Monday, travel expert Paul Charles warned: “I’m afraid it’s not looking good for #Italy.
"Its seven-day rate is above 25 and its testing positivity is at two percent, near the target three percent.
“#Sweden and mainland #Greece also in the worst place, with high rates.
“A #UK airport testing policy strategy would be timely.”
The UK Government is currently using a threshold of 20 new cases of the virus per 100,000 people during a seven day period to determine whether a country stays or goes from the travel corridor list.
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Travel corridors: Italy, Sweden and mainland Greece could face the chop (Image: Getty Images)
Travel corridors: Italy has been a popular holiday destination, but quarantine could change this (Image: Getty Images)
This information is sourced by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
In recent months, countries whose infection rate has climbed above the “acceptable” figure have been suddenly removed from the list, causing devastation for travel plans.
Regulations are usually announced on a Thursday, and brought in by the weekend, as was the case for Spain and Portugal.