Government names 59 countries exempt from quarantine rules
The government has published its long-awaited list of countries to which English residents can travel this summer.
The 59 destinations include British holidaygoers’ favourites including France, Spain and Italy, but leave off some big names, including Portugal, Sweden and the USA.
Travellers from England will be allowed to travel to the named countries from 4 July, and will be exempt from quarantine on arrival back to England after 10 July. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will announce their own quarantine plans in due course.
The countries and overseas territories are deemed to have low rates of coronavirus that returning visitors will not need to self-isolate, reports Sky News.
The Government said: “We will keep the conditions in these countries and territories under review. If they worsen we will not hesitate to reintroduce self-isolation requirements.
The full list is as follows:
- Czech Republic
- France (overseas territories of France are listed separately, where included in the exemption)
- The Netherlands
- Portugal (only The Azores and Madeira)
- San Marino
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Cayman Islands
- South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Pierre and Miquelon
- St Vincent and The Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- French Polynesia
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Wallis and Futuna
- British Antarctic Territory