Travellers returning to the UK from Spain and its islands are now required to self-isolate for two weeks, with the country having been removed from Britain’s ‘travel corridors’ exemption list.
The British government said in a statement that it has removed Spain from the list of countries where people do not have to self-isolate when arriving into the UK “following a significant change over the last week in both the level and pace of change in confirmed [COVID-19] cases”.
The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office is advising against all but essential travel to mainland Spain.
“This does not cover the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands, because travel advice is based on the risk to the individual traveller and COVID-19 infection rates are lower there than mainland Spain,” the government update said.
“People will still need to self-isolate when returning from anywhere in Spain as well as the Canary and Balearic Islands because self-isolation arrangements are put in place on the basis of risk to the UK as a whole.”
Meanwhile, Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia and St Vincent and the Grenadines have been added to the list of travel corridors for England, following the UK’s review of the latest risk assessments.
You can check out the full list of countries on the UK’s travel corridors exemption list here.
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