Thailand added to England quarantine safe list

Thailand added to England quarantine safe list

Visitors arriving in England from Thailand and Singapore will no longer be expected to isolate for 14-days from Saturday after both countries were added to the safe travel list.

Both destinations are also already exempt from the Foreign & Commonwealth Officer global advisory against all “non-essential travel”.

However, Slovenia and Guadeloupe have both been added to the quarantine list.

People arriving in England from these two countries from 04:00 Saturday will need to self-isolate for two weeks.

Data from the Joint Biosecurity Centre and Public Health England has indicated a significant change in both the level and pace of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in both destinations.

Data from Slovenia shows that the weekly incidence per 100,000 has increased from 14 on September 9th to 29 on September 16th.

This equates to a 102 per cent increase.

There has also been a sharp increase in the weekly incidence rate of Covid-19 in Guadeloupe over the past four weeks, with a 558 per cent increase in weekly cases per 100,000 between August 25th and September 15th.

The decision to impose quarantine on the country is, however, unlikely to have a major impact on the tourism sector, with just “several hundred” Brits visiting the Caribbean country each year.

All travellers, including those from exempt destinations, will still be required to show a complete passenger locator form on arrival into the UK unless they fall into a small group of exemptions.

Border Force carry out spot checks, and travellers who refuse to provide their contact details, face a fine starting at £100.

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