Quarantine list UK: Which countries are on it?

CROATIA, Austria and Trinidad are the latest countries to be added to the UK's quarantine list this week, after being declared unsafe.

A rise in infections across the world has led to Brits facing uncertainty over their holidays – but there is a reprieve for one country after Portugal was taken off the list.

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What is the UK quarantine list?

Travellers must self-isolate for two weeks upon returning from any of the countries on the quarantine list.

If a country stays above 20 cases per 100,000 people for more than seven days it is likely to be added to the UK’s quarantine list.

Passengers must leave their details with border officials, go straight home and self-quarantine for two weeks to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The list currently has 155 countries and territories on it and is subject to constant review.

Which countries are on the list?

Downing Street has said it is keeping a watchful eye on case numbers, testing figures and infection rates in “a number of countries and territories.”

Those where there is a cause for concern are removed from the travel corridor "safe" list.

Spain was added to the quarantine list on July 26, and on August 8, Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas were removed from the "air bridge" list.

From August 15, anyone returning to the UK from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos Islands and Aruba must self-isolate for 14 days.

Full list of countries on the UK's quarantine list

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Angola

Anguilla

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Comoros

Congo

Costa Rica

Côte d'Ivoire

Croatia

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

France

French Guiana

Gabon

The Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Luxembourg

Madagascar

Malawi

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar (Burma)

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

North Korea

North Macedonia

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

The Occupied Palestinian Territories

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn Island

Qatar

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

São Tomé and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Spain

Sudan

Suriname

Sweden

Syria

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos Islands

Tuvalu

USA

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Here is the latest travel advice for some of the popular holiday hotspots currently on the quarantine list.

France

The government announced last week that France is the latest country to be put on the UK quarantine list, with a total of 225,043 cases.

Since August 15, Brits have had to quarantine when arriving back from France.

The move affected around 500,000 people who were given a days notice to get home to avoid quarantine.

Brits stuck in France who were unable to get back before the rule change will be able to claim Universal Credit if they are not paid for their quarantine period.

Spain

Spain has been on the quarantine list since July 26, with 387,985 total cases, the highest in Europe.

The country remains on the list indefinitely, as do the surrounding islands.

Portugal

Portugal's tourism industry received a huge boost after it was removed from the UK's quarantine list.

The Iberian nation had not expected to welcome many Brits back to its shores after being one of the original members on the list.

But a reduction in infections means holidaymakers returning to the UK will now no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days.

And Brits can flock to the popular holiday destination with a number of airlines and travel firms listing cheap deals.

The Azores and Madeira had already been moved to the safe list.

Malta

Malta is one of the latest countries to be added to the travel ban list due to a recent spike.

While having just 1,470 cases, the island saw 78 new cases on August 12, the highest daily count since the beginning of the pandemic.

Those returning from Malta will have to quarantine for two weeks as of August 15.

The Netherlands

Trips to Amsterdam incur a quarantine, enforced since August 15, as the curve of new cases in The Netherlands has increased in recent weeks.

Total cases are currently 64,525, with daily new cases remaining above 400.

The move will likely hit the famous red light district which has been back up and running since July.

US

The US is on the quarantine list as cases in the world's worst-hit country continue to spiral out of control – with 5.7m cases.

The number of states with quarantines is also growing as governors move to protect residents amid flareups in places such as Florida, Texas, and Arizona.

In spite of this the US has lifted its Global Level 4 warning for Americans wanting to leave the US.

Can I still travel to countries on the quarantine list?

Yes you can, however only for essential travel.

You should check ahead to see what the destination's policies are on arriving from the UK, as many countries want Brits to quarantine on arrival.

You must be prepared to self-isolate in the UK on your return too.

There are also exemptions to the rule, but they are very rare.

Is there a fine if I break quarantine rules?

Yes, you face a fine of up to £1,000 if you fail to self-isolate at home.

Magistrates also have the power to prosecute or to issue unlimited fines for persistent breaches, or for refusal to pay a fine that has already been issued.

How are quarantine rules enforced in the UK?

The quarantine is being run and enforced by Border Force, cops, and Public Health England officials.

If returning to the UK from a country on the quarantine list, you will need to provide details of your journey and contact details BEFORE you travel.

Those rules continue to apply for the time being – both to Brits returning to the country and tourists arriving from abroad.

Anyone entering the country must provide contact details and then self-isolate for 14 days, or face a fine of up to £1,000.

Police are conducting checks to ensure people are quarantining and not leaving their residence for the two-week period.

Brits living in the UK can quarantine at their own home, but they are not allowed to leave the house for a fortnight.

Anyone without accommodation should be provided with alternative living space by the government.

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