Coronavirus: Holiday hotspots removed from UK COVID-19 quarantine list | UK News

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The Maldives, Canary Islands, Mykonos and Denmark have been removed from the UK’s quarantine list.

This means that people will no longer need to self-isolate for 14 days when they return from these places from 4 a.m. on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Liechtenstein has been added to the quarantine list – from the same date and time.

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Andrew Flintham, Managing Director of Tui UK & Ireland, said the reintroduction of the Canary Islands to the list of travel corridors was a “positive step”.

He said: “We weren’t able to take people on vacation to Tui in the Canary Islands for 89 days, when the sudden quarantine and subsequent travel advice was imposed without notice.

“We are therefore delighted that UK flights are now resuming from Saturday 24 October.

“We urge the government to continue to work closely with the industry on airport testing so that we can open more destinations in the coming weeks. ”

Derek Jones, managing director of tourism company Kuoni, also welcomed the addition of more countries to the list of government travel corridors.

He said: “This is a very welcome development. We anticipate an increase in demand for vacations in the Maldives. ”

The news comes just seven days after the removal of the exemption for Italy yet another blow to the UK travel industry.

Italy last week introduced mandatory coronavirus testing for arriving UK visitors.

Arrivals from European countries such as the UK, France and Spain must provide proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of travel.

Visitors unable to provide proof of a negative result at the border must take a test in Italy.

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