F.Our other countries are poised to lose their travel corridors with the UK later today, reducing the number of different destinations open to the UK to just 15.
Both Italy and Greece have seen an infection rate of more than 20 per 100,000 people in the last seven days, taking them above the government’s ‘safe’ travel threshold.
While some regional travel corridors may remain in place, they allow the UK to vacation on Greek and Italian islands where the infection rate is lower – for example, avoiding restrictions after posting a rate of 16 per 100,000 in Sicily. Can.
Sweden is also likely to be removed from the green list earlier, with the infection at around 30,000 per 100,000 just three weeks after its first addition, while Poland (with 24) could also be eliminated.
Meanwhile, pressure is mounting to close the Republic’s travel corridor with Ireland, with the infection now approaching 50 per 100,000 people.
Ireland escaped quarantine restrictions last week, despite reporting a case rate of 39, Denmark, Iceland, Slovakia and Curacao all lost their UK travel corridors.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapes is set to unveil new additions to the growing quarantine list in his weekly Travel Corridor update later today.
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