Travel: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th July 2020.

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Photo of Lord Myners Lord Myners Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government how frequently they intend to update the list of countries exempt from the UK COVID-19 travel quarantine rules; what (1) criteria, and (2) data, will be used to inform such decisions; whether the implementation of changes to the list of exempt countries will be subject to a notice period; and if so, what will be the length of any such notice period.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Secretary of State for Transport made a Written Ministerial Statement on travel corridors on 6 July 2020 setting out the criteria and data that the Government has used when making decisions on travel corridors.

The Health Regulations relating to the self-isolation requirements remain under constant review and are updated as required. Public health remains our top priority, and we will not hesitate to remove countries and territories from the list urgently if the health risks are seen to increase such that there is a risk to the UK public’s health from arrivals from these countries or territories.

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