Croatia leads countries facing quarantine restrictions


Croatia is expected to be excluded from the UK’s list of non-quarantined countries this week, unless new cases of Covid-19 continue to decline in the coming days.

The country has seen its seven-day case rate jump to 21.4 per 100,000, from 7.8 a week ago and beyond the 20 threshold which the government says could trigger restrictions. Another 85 cases were reported on Monday, down from the previous day’s figure of 151 and equivalent to 14.7 per 100,000 in a week-long period. If the trend continues, that might be enough to bring Croatia back from the abyss.

A weekly review of the non-quarantine list is expected on Thursday. If Croatia is deported, UK travelers will have even fewer summer vacation options that do not involve two weeks of self-isolation upon their return to the UK. Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Malta, Monaco, Andorra, Luxembourg, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands and Aruba have already been deleted.

A handful of other countries with travel corridors are approaching the government threshold, including Denmark (18 new cases per 100,000), Switzerland (17) and the Czech Republic (15.5). Fears have also been raised about vacations in Greece, but with a case rate of 13.8 per 100,000 in the past week, they appear safe for now.

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