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UK Removes Greece From Its COVID-19 Travel Corridor List, Excluding Some Regions

UK Removes Greece From Its COVID-19 Travel Corridor List, Excluding Some Regions

Greece’s citizens wishing to enter the United Kingdom’s territory after November 14, will be required to follow two weeks mandatory quarantine upon their arrival, due to COVID-19 spread, except for regions of Crete, Corfu Rhodes, Kos and Zakynthos, the United Kingdom’s government has announced.

According to the country’s government, other countries such as Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chile, Laos, Bahrain Cambodia have been added to the UK’s travel corridor list, after confirming that the number of COVID-19 infections in these territories has marked a decrease, reports.

From November 14, all persons wishing to enter the United Kingdom from the countries mentioned above, will no longer be required to stay self-isolated for two weeks, upon their arrival.

On the other hand, the ban imposed on November 7, on Denmark’s citizens will be extended for an additional 14 days. The decision follows Chief Medical Officer’ advice.

“British Nationals, visa holders and permanent residents returning to the UK directly or indirectly from Denmark will need to self-isolate along with all other members of their household for 14 days from the date they were last in Denmark,” the statement reads.

On November 7, Britain banned travellers from Denmark, from entering  the country, after the spread of COVID-19 in mink farms.

Authorities in the United Kingdom continue to urge their citizens to avoid travelling to foreign countries for non-essential reasons, except for work or education, as the federal restrictions which have been imposed on November 5 continue to remain in place, taking into account the Coronavirus situation in other countries, amid the second wave of the COVID-19 disease.

“This means people can no longer travel to take holidays or travel internationally – unless for work or other legally permitted reasons. Those in breach of the rules face penalties starting at £200 and rising to a maximum of £6,400,” the statement emphasizes.

The United Kingdom is the seventh country most affected worldwide by the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, according to the data published by Worldometers.

Up to this point, a total of 1,290,195 persons have tested positive for the Coronavirus disease in Britain, while over 50,900 persons have lost their lives.

The increasing number of COVID-19 cases, placed the United Kingdom on the fifth country in the world, which recorded more than 50,000 COVID-19 deaths.