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Yesterday, Slovakia, Iceland, Curacao and Denmark were all removed from the UK’s travel corridor list. British holidaymakers hoping for a break abroad before the end of the year now have only a few countries they can visit without restrictions. There are currently more than 60 on the safe list, including Australia, Barbados, Cuba, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Japan and Vietnam.
However, many of the countries on the safe list require Britons to take coronavirus tests on their entry into the country or quarantine.
There are actually only nine destinations that are open to Britons that don’t have extensive restrictions.
These are are Germany, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar, Italy, Poland and Sweden.
Meanwhile, the UK’s own coronavirus case rate is skyrocketing with more than 6,000 cases being reported everyday.
The sudden surge has led to some countries adding the UK to their own quarantine lists.
Switzerland added several countries to its quarantine list today which included the UK.
They also added Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and Portugal.
Anyone arriving into Switzerland from “high risk” countries and regions will be required to quarantine for 10 days.
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Switzerland is currently not on the UK’s travel corridor list and was removed from it in August.
The UK was also added to Barbados’ high risk country list.
From October 1, Britons will have to quarantine for up to one week when they arrive on the island.
Barbados is currently exempt from the FCDO advice against all non-essential international travel.
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Today, Poland was added to the UK watchlist after recording a jump in coronavirus cases.
One of the UK’s main criteria for axing a country from the quarantine exemption list is whether it has recorded more than 20 cases per 100,000 people.
The UK’s own coronavirus rate is 47.3 per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.
Following a record daily increase in coronavirus cases, Poland’s seven-day case rate hit 16.4 per 100,000 people today.
New data from Denmark showed a rate of 65.2 cases per 100,000 people, up from 33.8 only a week ago.
Iceland and Slovakia have rates of 80.4 and 25.9 respectively, while Curacao is on 66.7.
Greece, which has been a firm favourite among Britons this year, is still in the “red zone”.
Italy and Germany are also recording rates above 15 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period as Europe battles with the likelihood of a second wave.
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