Switzerland, Jamaica and the Czech Republic added to UK quarantine list

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said Switzerland, Jamaica and the Czech Republic had been removed from the list of travel corridors.

Thursday, 27th August 2020, 5:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th August 2020, 5:22 pm

This means people travelling from those countries must quarantine for 14 days if they arrive in the UK after 4am on Saturday.

He said Cuba has been added to the list of countries from which arriving travellers are not required to quarantine.

He tweeted: “Quarantining on return from a non-Travel Corridor country is a legal requirement and you commit a criminal offence if you break that quarantine. Fines, as well as a criminal record can result.

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Switzerland, Jamaica and the Czech Republic had been removed from the list of travel corridors (Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

“The decision on whether to add or remove a country is carefully made after research from the Joint Biosecurity Centre. A lead indicator is 20 cases per 100k over 7 days but they take into account a wide range of factors, including level, rate & speed of change in confirmed cases.”