Italy has lost its travel corridor with the UK, the Government has announced, but it just got easier for Britons to visit the Greek islands.
Scotland and Wales have now joined England in lifting the mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement on arrivals from Crete, in addition to all the Greek islands except Mykonos.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps issued the statement on Twitter at 5pm as part of the weekly reassessment on travel restrictions. He has given British holidaymakers currently in Italy an extra 24 hours to get home before the quarantine deadline; 4am on Sunday instead of 4am on Saturday as it has been previously.
Along with Italy, Vatican City and the microstate of San Marino have also been struck from the UK's dwindling 'green list'. Elsewhere, despite rising cases, countries to have retained their travel corridors include Sweden (43.8 cases per 100,000), Germany (34.3), Greece (23.5) and Cyprus (22.8). The threshold, after which a travel quarantine is assessed, is 20 cases per 100,000.
Yesterday, Italy recorded 7,332 new cases of Covid-19, its highest ever tally, meaning cases in the Mediterranean country are now at 58.3 per 100,000 over seven days.
Since the UK reopened its borders in July, a number of popular holiday destinations have lost their travel corridors, including France, Spain, mainland Portugal and Turkey. There are now only four destinations Britons can visit, without any restrictions at all.
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Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/10/15/travel-covid-restrictions-wales-quarantine-list-countries-italy/