Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland and Curacao removed from UK travel corridor exempt list
Topics: DENMARK SLOVAKIA ICELAND CURACAO
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 those destinations, leading to ministers removing these from the current list of travel corridors.
There has been a consistent increase in coronavirus cases per 100,000 of the population in Iceland, with data showing a 921% increase in newly reported cases over the past week. In Slovakia, there has been a consistent increase in the weekly case rate of coronairus over the past 4 weeks, with a 115% increase in weekly cases per 100,000 between 2 and 23 September 2020.
There has also been a 508% increase in newly reported cases per week in Denmark over the past 4 weeks, and a 481% increase in newly reported cases over 7 days per 100,000 between 2 and 23 September 2020 in Curaçao.
At the same time, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has also updated its travel advice to advise against all but essential travel to Denmark, Iceland, Curaçao and Slovakia. ■