By Tony Winterburn • 06 November 2020 • 13:47
Denmark Added to UK Travel Quarantine List.
Denmark has been added to the UK’s travel quarantine list after a COVID-19 outbreak hit the countries mink farms. The news comes after Germany and Sweden were also removed from the list of travel corridors. Travellers arriving in the UK from Denmark after 4am on Friday must self-isolate for 14 days.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps said in a statement: “I understand that this will be concerning for both people currently in Denmark and the wider UK public, which is why we have moved quickly to protect our country and prevent the spread of the virus to the UK.”
The Transport Secretary added: “While new lockdown rules mean leaving home in order to travel for holidays is no longer permitted, the government’s travel corridor policy remains a critical part of the government’s COVID-19 response as it mitigates the risk of importing infections from abroad.” Denmark was only added to the quarantine-free list on 25 October.
“Health authorities in Denmark have reported widespread outbreaks of coronavirus in mink farms, with a variant strain of the virus spreading to some local communities. The chief medical officer has therefore recommended that, as a precautionary measure, all those returning from Denmark should self-isolate for 14 days.”
“People currently in Denmark may finish their trip, follow the local rules and check the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice pages on gov.uk for further information,” he said.
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