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UK and Slovenia put Croatia on red list, Germany partially

Christian Fernsby |
People arriving into England from Croatia, Trinidad and Tobago and Austria from 4am Saturday 22 August 2020 will need to self isolate for 2 weeks as the countries are removed from the travel corridors list.

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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 coronavirus in all 3 destinations, leading to ministers removing these destinations from the current list of travel corridors.

The weekly incidence (cases) per 100,000 for Croatia has increased from 10.4 on 12 August to 27.4 on 19 August (164% increase).

There has been a consistent increase in the weekly incidence rate of coronavirus in Trinidad and Tobago over the past 4 weeks, with a 232% increase in weekly incidence (cases) per 100,000 between 12 and 19 August.

In Austria, the weekly incidence (cases) per 100,000 of the population has increased from 10.5 on 13 August to 20.3 on 20 August (93% increase).

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

Passengers arriving in England from Portugal at or after 4am on Saturday 22 August will not need to self-isolate, so long as they haven’t been in or transited through any other non-exempt countries in the 14 days preceding their arrival.

At the same time, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its travel advice to advise against all but essential travel to Croatia, Trinidad and Tobago and Austria.

Additionally, Portugal has been added to the list of destinations that are exempted from the FCO’s global advisory against non-essential travel.

Germany issued a warning against travel to parts of Croatia on Thursday as Europe’s largest economy battles to contain a rising number of coronavirus cases during the summer season.

The German foreign ministry advised against travel to the regions of Sibenik-Knin and Split Dalmatia, which are popular with tourists, after the public health agency declared them coronavirus risk regions, making tests for returnees mandatory.

The government made a decision to put Croatia on the red list at midnight," said Slovenian Interior Minister Ales Hojs.

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