Canary Islands axed from travel corridors – Britons now facing quarantine

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In a blow to holidaymakers, the Canary Islands have become one of the latest nations to be removed from the UK travel corridor list. This means Britons will now face a period of quarantine upon their return back to the UK.

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The news was announced by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps on Twitter.

He wrote: “Data indicates weekly cases and positive tests are increasing in the CANARY ISLANDS and so we are REMOVING them from the #TravelCorridor list to reduce the risk of importing COVID-19.

“From 4am Sat 12 Dec, if you arrive from these islands you WILL need to self-isolate.”

The news has been described as a “shock” by travel expert Paul Charles.

Currently, Britons will need to self isolate on their return for 14 days.

However, from December 15 they will be able to benefit from the new “test to release scheme”.

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