2nd August 2020

Updates and News

Updates and News

Luxembourg and Spain are Removed from the Quarantine-Free List as Five New Countries are Added

Early in June, Spain, one of the most popular holiday destinations for UK tourists, started welcoming them in early June. But, on June 8 the British government introduced compulsory quarantine for all arrivals in the UK including returning residents.  

This requirement was lifted on July 10 when the British government published a list of countries whose citizens (and returning visitors) did not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK. However, following a spike in new cases in Spain and a fear of a second wave of coronavirus infections Spain was removed from the quarantine-free list on July 26. This will affect anyone returning from Spain after July 28. The Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands have also been included. But the Spanish government is contesting this inclusion.

On July 20 the government announced that five more countries were to be added to the quarantine-free list. These countries are Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia and St Vincent. It is a constantly changing situation and anyone intending to travel should check the status of their destination and any requirements on arrival as well as checking the list of UK quarantine-free countries.  




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