Bahamas, Belgium and Andorra are to be taken off UK’s quarantine-exemption list

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The Bahamas, Andorra and Belgium will be taken off the UK’s quarantine-exemption list, it has been announced. 

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said people arriving in Britain from the three nations will have to quarantine from 4am on Saturday.

In a tweet he said: ‘Data shows we need to remove Andorra, Belgium and The Bahamas from our list of £coronavirus Travel Corridors in order to keep infection rates DOWN.

‘If you arrive in the UK after 0400 Saturday from these destinations, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.’

They are the latest air bridges to be scrapped, amid fears that France could soon be included. 

Speaking about the changes to the quarantine list, Scottish Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said: ‘The governments of all for nations have agreed to these changes based on a shared understanding of the data.

‘This is another important step in our efforts to prevent the spread of the virus, and adhering to the quarantine is a vital aspect of this.

‘Imposing quarantine requirements on those arriving from another country is not a decision made lightly – but suppressing the virus and protecting public health remains our priority.’

DailyMail Online

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