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From July 10 people who live in England will be able to travel to countries without having to quarantine for 14 days when they return home.
The government has drawn up the “travel corridor” list, published on Friday, after deciding which countries now have “a reduced risk” of coronavirus.
It features popular short-haul destinations such as Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus, as well as long-haul locations including Australia, Barbados, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Vietnam.
Portugal, the US, China and Thailand are among the notable absentees.
Under current rules introduced on June 8, most travellers who arrive in the UK have to isolate for two weeks.
Today’s announcement means people living in England will more easily be able to take a summer holiday abroad.
The lifting of quarantine restrictions when returning from international travel does not yet apply to people arriving in Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales.
The full list of countries:
Antigua and Barbuda
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
St Kitts and Nevis
St Pierre and Miquelon
Trinidad and Tobago
Approved destinations pose “a reduced risk to the public health of UK citizens” but the list will be kept “under constant review”, the Department for Transport said.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will exempt the approved countries from its advisory against all non-essential travel from Saturday, while the quarantine policy...