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World France and Netherlands added to UK travel quarantine list

03:55  14 august  2020
03:55  14 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The UK government is to add France , the Netherlands and Malta to the list of countries from which passengers must quarantine for 14 days upon Monaco, Turks and Caicos, as well as Aruba were also taken off the UK 's list of coronavirus travel corridors. "If you arrive in the UK after 0400 Saturday

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Britain initially imposed a blanket quarantine on all visitors arriving in the country, but later carved out © Tolga AKMEN Britain initially imposed a blanket quarantine on all visitors arriving in the country, but later carved out "travel corridors", which exempted travellers arriving from certain countries from having to self-isolate

Britain on Thursday said it will reimpose quarantine for travellers from France and the Netherlands following a rise in coronavirus cases in those countries.

"Data shows we need to remove France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos & Aruba from our list of coronavirus Travel Corridors to keep infection rates DOWN," transport minister Grant Shapps wrote on his official Twitter page.

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The UK government says the new measures will not apply to those travelling from France . Passengers arriving from France will be exempt from forthcoming UK coronavirus quarantine The World Travel and Tourism Council expressed concern about the new measures, saying they would

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"If you arrive in the UK after 0400 Saturday from these destinations, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days," Shapps added.

The move will likely spark a mass exodus among the estimated 500,000 British holidaymakers currently in France.

Britain initially imposed a blanket quarantine on all visitors arriving in the country, but later carved out "travel corridors", which exempted travellers arriving from certain countries from having to self-isolate.

But it reintroduced the quarantine for travellers arriving from Spain in late July, catching the airlines by surprise and thousands of Britons leaving for their holidays.

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It reimposed quarantine for travellers from Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas last week.

With over 41,000 deaths due to COVID-19 disease, Britain is the worst-hit country in Europe and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been criticised over his handling of the crisis.

His government also announced on Thursday that casinos and bowling alleys will be allowed to reopen in England after being shut during the lockdown, but that those not wearing masks face harsher fines.

- Complacency warning -

Skating rinks will also be allowed to reopen, and pilot schemes of larger crowds at sporting events will be introduced following a two-week delay to the initial plans caused by a spike in cases.

"A number of remaining aspects of England's culture, sport, leisure and business sectors will be permitted to reopen from this weekend," said the statement from Johnson's Downing Street office.

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France was added to the UK 's quarantine list today in a savage blow to tens of thousands of British holidaymakers. The move came after Boris Johnson said the UK would be 'ruthless' when it came to travel The review of the rules today saw the Netherlands and Malta added to the quarantine list

Dutch tourists and foreign travellers from countries where the health risks are similar to or lower than in the Netherlands can holiday in the Netherlands . Everyone must follow the Dutch advice and rules to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"Two weeks ago the Office for National Statistics had expressed concerns about a slight increase in the number of people in England testing positive. The situation now appears to have levelled off," it added.

Indoor theatres, music and performance venues will be able to reopen with socially-distanced audiences.

The piloting of crowd-attended sporting events will commence with the final of the World Snooker Championship at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on August 15 and 16.

"We are able to announce some further changes which will allow more people to return to work and the public to get back to more of the things they have missed," Johnson said.

"However, as I have always said, we will not hesitate to put on the brakes if required," he warned.

Despite the easing of lockdown measures, the government also announced that the fine for those who "repeatedly flout face covering rules" will be doubled to a maximum of £3,200 ($4,186).

New fines will also be introduced for "people hosting raves or other unlawful gatherings of more than 30 people".

"Most people in this country are following the rules and doing their bit to control the virus, but we must remain focused and we cannot be complacent," Johnson said.

The loosening of lockdown rules will not apply to local hotspots that have seen more stringent measures applied to prevent community spread.

Although the Office for National Statistics said the "situation had levelled off", more than 1,000 people a day are still testing positive for the virus.

These Britons were holidaying in France - and then it was added to the quarantine list .
France's addition to the UK's quarantine list was expected to spark a mass exodus of British holidaymakers desperate to return home before the need for them to self-isolate came into force. © Sky News Screen Grab From left: Miranda Jessop, Michael Giambrone and Cordelia Lewis were in France when the announcement was made With the measure kicking in from 4am on Saturday, car-carrying Channel Tunnel trains quickly became fully booked, prompting Eurotunnel Le Shuttle to tell people not to arrive at the terminal unless they have a valid ticket.

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