Passengers arriving into Britain from Belgium, the Bahamas and Andorra might want to quarantine for 14 days as a result of considerations over rising COVID-19 an infection charges, transport minister Grant Shapps stated on Thursday.
The announcement comes as ministers attempt to stop arrivals from an infection hotspots including to numbers of latest instances that are additionally rising in Britain.
“Knowledge exhibits we have to take away Andorra, Belgium and The Bahamas from our record of #coronavirus Journey Corridors with a purpose to hold an infection charges DOWN,” Shapps wrote on Twitter.
“In case you arrive within the UK after 0400 Saturday (0300 GMT) from these locations, you have to to self-isolate for 14 days.”
The European Centre for Illness Prevention and Management has designated all Belgium as a “code orange” for the brand new coronavirus, that means the variety of instances per 100,000 inhabitants is 20 or above for 2 weeks.
Regardless of hundreds of Britons holidaying abroad after months of lockdown, the federal government has already reimposed quarantine on arrivals from Spain and Luxembourg.
Britain’s inclusion of Belgium follows comparable steps by Estonia, Eire, Latvia and Norway. Belgium final month launched new restrictions on social contact to attempt to comprise the unfold of the virus.
Individually, Britain’s transport division additionally introduced that Malaysia and Brunei have been added to the UK’s secure record.