United Kingdom must expect more restrictions on foreign travel — Travel warning

United Kingdom must expect more restrictions on foreign travel — Travel warning

Travellers from Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas will be required to self-isolate at home or another specified address for 14 days on arrival in the United Kingdom from Saturday.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Shapps said the measures will come into effect on Saturday except in Wales, where it has already begun, reports Xinhua news agency.

As well as announcing new quarantine rules, the Foreign Office also advised United Kingdom nationals to avoid "all but essential travel" to the three countries.

'Imposing quarantine requirements on those arriving from another country is not a decision made lightly - but suppressing the virus and protecting public health remains our priority'.

For the second day France has seen more 1,600 cases in 24 hours, and these daily numbers have not been since May.

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Continental rail service Eurostar said there was an increase in passengers travelling on its trains from Brussels to London on Friday, beating the deadline.

He said his advice to hopeful holidaymakers is that "we're dealing with a global pandemic, and given that, it does mean that there's a risk to travel and travel can be disrupted".

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"If we need to take action - as you've seen overnight - we will of course not hesitate to do that and we're doing that to protect people's health".

Brunei and Malaysia have been added to the Government's travel corridor list, following a decrease in confirmed cases of coronavirus, meaning arrivals from these countries no longer need to quarantine.

The new rules come into place on Saturday for England, Northern Ireland and Scotland, but are already in place in Wales. Repeat offenders could face fines up to £5,000 (€5,500).

Anyone who travels on a train which passengers get on or off in Belgium will also need to quarantine.

However, it is permitted to drop a passenger off in Belgium without the need to isolate, so long as they don't get back in the auto.

It's a relief for Lisa Dalton and her family who want to take their auto via the Eurotunnel and then drive non-stop through Belgium to the Netherlands.

Ms Dalton said they would have cancelled their trip had they needed to self-isolate, due to her husband's work commitments and not wanting her son to be stuck indoors.

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