Government releases quarantine update on travel to Spain and France


The transport secretary has released an update on travel to France and Spain following the new quarantine rules. On July 27, the Foreign Ministry advised against non-essential travel to Spain, including to the Balearic and Canary Islands.

Two weeks later, France was removed from the list of international travel for “anything but essential”.

And it looks like neither France nor Spain will be reissued a travel corridor pass anytime soon.

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Grant Shapps told LBC: “At the moment, I’m afraid France and Spain are wrong.

“So just to put numbers on that, we respond when there are about 20 cases per 100,000 people measured on a seven-day moving average. So 20 is the number to keep in mind. ”

He added: “I think the last I saw from Spain was in the 1940s and 1950s, so far from it, and France, which… quarantined since last weekend, j I’m afraid to say we were right. do this because we have seen cases continue to continue in France as well.

“And to put a country back in the travel corridor, what we’re saying is that it has to stay below that number for a few cycles.

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“So a cycle lasts two weeks for the coronavirus. ”

Mr Shapps said on Thursday that travelers from Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago to the UK would be required to self-isolate for 14 days, with restrictions coming into effect from 4 a.m. on Saturday in the morning.

It comes as Portugal has been granted Travel Corridor status, meaning the British will not have to self-quarantine upon their return to the UK from the country.


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