The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says that they are adding Thailand and Singapore to the list of travel corridors.
However, now travelers arriving from these countries to England will not have to quarantine for 14 days. Whereas, this requirement will start after 4 am on Saturday.
Countries Removed From the Travel Corridors List
Whereas, travel restrictions are still imposed on travelers from Slovenia and Guadeloupe.
The Department for Transport (DfT) said there has been “a significant change in both the level and pace of confirmed cases of coronavirus in both destinations”.
Announcing the latest changes to the travel corridors list, Mr. Shapps tweeted. “Latest data shows we need to remove Slovenia and Guadeloupe from the Travel Corridor list to keep everyone safe. This means if you arrive in the UK from these destinations after 4 am Saturday, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.”
“Separately, we will be adding Singapore and Thailand to the Travel Corridor list. Please check before you travel as both countries may have extra requirements before entering.”
He said, “A reminder that travelers to the UK (from ANY location) MUST complete a Passenger Locator Form by law. This is vital in protecting public health & ensuring those who need to are complying with self-isolation rules.”
Other Countries Imposing Quarantine
However, travelers arriving from Slovenia and Guadeloupe will have to quarantine for 14 days. When they arrive in Scotland and Wales from 4 am on Saturday.
Scottish Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said people should think very hard before committing to non-essential travel abroad.
“Managing the risk of importing cases from communities with high risks of transmission is vital in our efforts to suppress the spread of the virus in Scotland and imposing quarantine restrictions on those arriving in the UK is our first defense,” said Mr. Yousaf.
“We continue to closely monitor the situation in all parts of the world. And base the decisions we make on the scientific evidence available. We are also in regular discussions with the other three governments in the UK. More details about what the quarantine requirements mean can be found on the Scottish Government website.”
“Wherever somebody has traveled from – whether an exempt country or not. It remains a legal requirement to complete a Passenger Locator Form and provide it to Border Force officials. Failure to do so can also result in a fine since this, along with any failure to self-isolate where required, poses a significant risk to wider public health across Scotland.”
However, those arriving from Gibraltar and Thailand in Wales from 4 am on Saturday will not have to quarantine.