PUBLISHED: 08:28, Wed, Oct 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:28, Wed, Oct 28, 2020
Holidays this year were thrown into chaos when the coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year. Thousands of Britons saw their holidays cancelled and plans put on hold as international travel restrictions were put in place. Now, Britons have to quarantine for 14 days on return to the UK from certain destinations not included on the government’s travel corridor list.
The list is reviewed every week with Grant Shapps usually making an announcement on a Thursday evening.
Last week saw a welcome boost for holidays when Denmark, the Canary Islands, the Greek island of Mykonos and the Maldives were added to the travel corridor list.
Britons flocked in their hundreds to the popular Canaries after months of the islands being effectively out of bounds.
The only country to be removed from the travel corridor list and added to the quarantine list last week was Liechtenstein.
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This week, several locations could be added to the travel corridor list after it emerged that the UK government had made an amendment to the criteria which allows a nation to be considered for the coveted list.
According to Paul Charles, the CEO of travel consultancy the PC Agency, the new criteria has meant that more countries are now out of the “red zone” and in the “safe zone”.
The government has been using data based on a country’s coronavirus case rate per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.
Previously, countries with more than 20 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period were at risk of being removed from the list.
It seems the government are now allowing for a higher rate of infection, with the new threshold reported to be 100 cases per 100,000 people.
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