Estonia and Latvia removed from UK travel corridor list -but Denmark’s ‘full travel ban’ reversed

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ESTONIA and Latvia have been removed from the UK’s travel corridor list due to a rise in cases in the two countries.

Aruba, Bhutan and the Soloman Islands have been added to the safe list along with five of the Pacific Islands, Bhutan, Timore-Leste and Mongolia.

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Estonia and Latvia have been added to the travel corridor list[/caption]

The new rules will be enforced from 4am this Saturday.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps wrote: “BHUTAN, TIMOR-LESTE, MONGOLIA, ARUBA, the following PACIFIC ISLANDS: SAMOA, KIRIBATI, MICRONESIA, TONGA, VANUATA and SOLOMAN ISLANDS have been ADDED to the #TravelCorridor list.

“Latest data means we must remove ESTONIA and LATVIA from the #TravelCorridor list. From 4am Saturday 28th November, if you arrive into the UK from these destinations you will need to self-isolate.”

He also advised that the full travel ban on Denmark has been lifted, but it still remains off the safe travel list.

He said: “We are now able to LIFT the total travel ban on Denmark Flag of Denmark. However, the country will remain OFF the Government’s Travel Corridor list. This change also becomes active at 4am on Sat 28 November.”

Brits are currently unable to travel abroad for a holiday due to the current lockdown, which prevents any non-essential travel.

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Aruba is back on the travel corridor list[/caption]

Anyone caught breaking the rules in England – which ends on December 2 –could face a £200 fine if they break the rules, as it would be leaving home without a reasonable excuse.

Last week, 10 destinations were added to the travel corridor list – Israel, Uruguay, Namibia, Rwanda, the US Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Bonaire, St Eustatius & Saba.

However, many of these countries are still closed to Brits.

Families will be able to go on holiday from December 2, when the lockdown ends, no matter what tier they are in.

The majority of the country is in tier 2 or tier 3, deemed high risk and very high risk.

Despite tier 3 having the same restrictions as the current lockdown, Mr Shapps said residents can still go on holiday “as long as they go straight to the airport”.

Some destinations require a negative coronavirus test, or a mandatory UK quarantine of 14 days although this will be reduced to five days after the lockdown.


Here is everything you need to know about getting a negative coronavirus test for your holiday.

They cannot be done on the NHS and can cost between £100 and £200.

Even the Canary Islands require a negative PCR test, with only Gibraltar now open to Brits without the need to quarantine or test.

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