The full list of countries for which quarantine will not apply to people arriving back in England has been published this afternoon.
English holidaymakers returning to the UK from 60 countries will not need to self-isolate for 14 days. The devolved nations are due to set out their own rules at a later date.
Germany, Greece, Italy and Spain, as well as further afield locations including New Zealand, Vietnam and South Korea. However, the US and China are among those not to appear. Portugal is also not on the list.
Ireland is already exempt as part of the common travel area, as are the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
In addition, the Government will be exempting the 14 British Overseas Territories.
The government’s advice warning against all but essential travel for the relevant nations will be removed from tomorrow.
The full list is as follows
Andorra * Antigua and Barbuda * Aruba * Australia * Austria * Bahamas * Barbados * Belgium * Bonaire * Croatia * St Barthélemy * Germany * Greece * Greenland * Grenada * Guadeloupe * Hong Kong * Hungary * Iceland * Italy * Jamaica * New Zealand * Norway * Poland * Réunion * San Marino * Serbia * Seychelles * South Korea * Sint Eustatius and Saba * Spain * Curaçao Japan St Kitts and Nevis Cyprus Liechtenstein St Lucia Czech Republic Lithuania St Pierre and Miquelon Denmark Luxembourg Switzerland Dominica Macau Taiwan Faroe Islands Malta Trinidad and Tobago Fiji Mauritius Turkey Finland Monaco Vatican City France Netherlands Vietnam French Polynesia New Caledonia
Charlie Cornish, Group CEO of Manchester Airport Group, said: ”These travel corridors will open up the chance for people to enjoy a well-earned break abroad and directly benefit the hundreds of thousands of people whose jobs depend on air travel for their livelihoods – whether they work in aviation or for the UK’s tourism and hospitality businesses, which can now welcome the first overseas visitors we will have seen for months.
“We have made our airports safe for our passengers and staff, and our airports have already started limited operations to many of these countries. With the quarantine requirement now removed, we look forward to safely welcoming back many more passengers in the coming weeks.
“The Government should continue to take a risk-based approach to quarantine arrangements and, where possible, build more air bridges to key tourism and business destinations with low infection rates. Each one will help protect jobs and preserve billions of pounds worth of economic activity in the UK.”