Portugal and Greece safe from quarantine: No countries added to or removed from England’s travel corridors list

Sep 3, 2020

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For the first time in recent weeks, England’s government isn’t making any changes to its travel corridors list. On Thursday afternoon, Transport Secretary Grant Schapps announced on Twitter that the government wasn’t adding or removing any countries from its list.

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While no countries are being added to or removed from the list, Schapps warned that the “14-day quarantine countries can & do change at very short notice”.

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Since last week, there were rumours that Portugal and Greece may be two of the countries removed from the list given a rise in cases. However, at this moment, both of them remain options for English travellers.

Just this week, Scotland and Wales announced a 14-day quarantine requirement for travellers returning from Greece.

Given that restrictions could change at any moment, we recommend booking travel with flexible policies.

In recent weeks, the government has made several changes to the list of countries it deems safe to travel to. Recently, SpainLuxembourgFrance, the Netherlands, Aruba, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos, Croatia, Austria, Trinidad & Tobago, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Jamaica and more were all removed from the list.

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