Holidays: British favourite could be added to red list next week after coronavirus surge

Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago became the latest countries to be axed from the UK’s travel corridor list on Thursday. This means that anyone arriving in the UK from those countries will now need to isolate for 14 days. The latest move from the government saw thousands of Britons rush back to the UK to avoid the quarantine rules.

With a review of the travel corridor list taking place weekly, more countries are at risk of being added to the list if their coronavirus cases continue to surge.

The list is reviewed every Thursday.

The UK government has said that countries will be added to the red list if their daily cases rise above 20 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.

Data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is determining the cases per 100,000 in each country.

CEO of travel consultancy The PC Agency and former BBC News Presenter Paul Charles has been tweeting the seven-day case rate per 100,000 people each day.

His latest post showed that Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Iceland were still most at risk of being in the red but that Greece was looking safe for now.

He tweeted: “Sunday update: #Greece very much still in the Green zone so should be okay for #UK tourists wanting to be back by 1st September and avoid #quarantine.

“#Croatia case numbers still worsening. #Switzerland almost in the Red zone.”

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Greece’s case rate has risen from 2.5 per 100,000 people in July to 14.5 earlier this week.

However, this appears to be dropping with the latest case rate suggesting that Greece has 14.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The country has recorded 8,381 cases of coronavirus at the time of writing and just 240 deaths.

But three more countries, other than the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Iceland could be at risk.

The Faroe Islands, Gibraltar and Liechtenstein could also be added to the red list.

In fact, Gibraltar, which is a British Overseas Territory on Spain’s south coast has seen a surge in cases recently but remains on the UK’s travel corridor list.

The Foreign Office (FCO) says that “Gibraltar is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel.”

Gibraltar has recorded 59.3 cases per 100,000 people.

This is more than Malta, Croatia, France and Belgium who are all on the UK’s quarantine list.

The Faroe Islands and Liechtenstein could also be at risk of being added to the red list.

The Faroe Islands have reportedly recorded 88 cases per 100,000, while Liechtenstein has had 21 cases per 100,000 people.

Liechtenstein has recorded a total of 99 cases while Gibraltar has had a total of 246 cases and the Faroe Islands 384 cases, at the time of writing.

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