Holidays were dealt a fresh blow on Friday when it was revealed that no matter where you travel in the world, quarantine and a negative covid test will be required to enter the UK. The shutdown of the travel corridors came as Britain fights against the rising number of coronavirus cases. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has consequently updated its travel advice for a plethora of countries.
Popular holiday destinations USA, Italy, Germany, France and Greece were among those with new travel updates as a result of both the quarantine changes in the UK as well as developments abroad.
The USA has been absent from the travel corridor list for many months so the latest news doesn’t have an impact on mainland America.
However, the FCDO issued an update for a number of US territories, namely American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and United States Virgin Islands.
“The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of the US based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. However, the FCDO is not advising against travel to the Northern Mariana Islands,” said the FCDO.
“If you are arriving in the UK from USA, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands on or after 4am on January 18 you will need to self-isolate on your arrival unless you have a valid exemption.”