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Italy removed from travel corridor list and Crete added to list for England

Christian Fernsby |
From Sunday 18 October, people arriving in England from Italy will need to self-isolate.

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Topics: ITALY   

People arriving in England from Italy, San Marino and Vatican City State from 4am on Sunday 18 October will need to self-isolate for 2 weeks as the countries are removed from the travel corridor list.

Data has indicated the weekly cases and test positivity are increasing in Italy and so ministers have taken the decision to remove the destinations.

The Greek island of Crete has been added to the government’s travel corridor list following a decrease in confirmed cases of coronavirus.

From 4am on Sunday 18 October, passengers arriving in England from Crete will no longer need to self-isolate, provided they haven’t been in or transited through any other non-exempt countries in the 14 days preceding their arrival. 

The JBC’s latest risk assessment for Crete indicates that the risks to UK public health from travellers returning from there has decreased to an acceptable level.

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