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Travel corridors: Israel and Sri Lanka among eight new destinations now quarantine-free

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced eight new additions to England’s travel corridor list. What’s more, the Government has decided not to remove any existing travel corridors this week.

This means, as of 4am on Saturday 21 November, arrivals from the nine new additions will no longer face the mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

Mr Shapps made the announcement via Twitter.

He wrote: “Travel corridor update: ISRAEL, NAMIBIA, RWANDA, SRI LANKA, URUGUAY, BONAIRE, ST EUSTATIUS & SABA, THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS and THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS have been ADDED to the #TravelCorrdor list.

“If you arrive from these countries after 4am on Saturday 21st Nov you will NOT need to self-isolate.

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According to the European Centre of Disease Control and Prevention, over the last 14 days cumulative Israel has recorded 8775 confirmed cases.

In Namibia this figure is 564, in Rwanda 369, in Sri Lanka 6,215, in Uruguay 1051 and in Bonaire, Eustatis and Saba the number of confirmed cases per 100,000 over the last two weeks is 5.

In the Northern Marina Islands it is 7 and in the US Virgin Islands is 75.

Meanwhile, the same figure over the same time period in the UK is 331,282.

Last week, eight new destinations were added to the quarantine-free list.

These include Bahrain, Chile, Iceland, Cambodia, Laos, The United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turks and Caicos Islands.

However, holidaymakers wanting to visit must be aware each nation has its own regulations for arrivals, with UK arrivals banned in many cases.

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