London ( jt news) BRITS could go on holiday to a quarantine-free country but STILL be forced to self-isolate if the air bridge rules change for that country while they’re abroad.Trippers from England will be able to fly to 73 countries and territories including France, Italy and Spain without needing to quarantine if they return from July 10.
British tourists joined the locals and enjoyed the beach in Magaluf. confirmation has been long-awaited by Brits desperate to go on holiday, but the list is not written in stone.The guidance says: “We will keep the conditions in these countries and territories under review.
If they worsen we will not hesitate to reintroduce self-isolation requirements. Travellers should always check the latest FCO travel advice.This means you could leave the UK to travel to Spain – that is on the quarantine-free list – but while you’re visiting it sees a spike in case and gets struck off the list.
You will then have to self-isolate when you returned, regardless of the fact it was on the list when you left the UK. Furthermore, there are some countries that are still banning people from the UK – such as Fiji and Cyprus – that are on Britain’s quarantine-free list.
This makes it incredibly important to check before booking that you will be able to get into the country, if you are allowed to take out travel insurance and if there is a refund policy.A number of destinations favoured by Brits have been left off the quarantine-free air bridge list today.
The popular hotspots that don’t feature include Portugal, Morocco and Egypt.Brits also can’t holiday in the US, Mexico, Thailand or Sweden without quarantining when they return home.Countries exempt from quarantine when arriving in UK – and destinations you have to self-isolate when you arrive.
ANTIGUA and Barbuda – Non- nationals with certain travel history will be refused entryAustralia – mandatory quarantine for 14 daysAustria – quarantine for 14 days unless test negativeBahamas – must prove negative test or denied entryBarbados – quarantine while awaiting mandatory test resultBelgium – no quarantineCroatia – no quarantine Cyprus.
Passengers who have been in the UK in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Czech Republic – no quarantine Denmark – no quarantine Fiji – Border closed to all non-Fijian citizens France- voluntary 14-day quarantine Germany – no quarantine Greece – X will have to quarantine for 14 days Hong Kong – arrivals may be placed in a Hong Kong government quarantine centre Hungary – X Not allowed.
If you do get an exemption, you will probably need to quarantine Italy – no quarantine Japan X not allowed Malta – X open to other countries but not UK as of yet Monaco – X not allowed Netherlands – X not allowed New Zealand – X not allowed Norway – X not allowed. If you’re legally resident in Norway.
you will be allowed to enter the country but must self-quarantine for 10 days Poland – no quarantine Spain – no quarantine Switzerland – X not allowed Taiwan – X Travellers from the United Kingdom are required to complete the 14-day quarantine period.Turkey – no quarantine but Foreign passengers who test positive for COVID-19 on landing flights will be referred to a private hospital by the Ministry of Health.
Border Health Unit, whereas Turkish passengers will be referred to a state hospitalVatican city – no quarantineVietnam – X Quarantine lasts a minimum of 14 days and could be longer if you test positive at any point.Greece made the list despite Transport Secretary Grant Shapps suggesting this morning that it would be missed off
Ireland is already exempt as part of the common travel area, as are the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.The Government are also exempting the 14 British Overseas Territories including The Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and Gibraltar.Full “air bridge” deals were not negotiated, but instead so-called gentlemen’s agreements were made with popular destinations.