SWITZERLAND, Jamaica and the Czech Republic have tonight been added to the UK’s quarantine list by the government.
Brits coming back from these destinations after 4am on Saturday will need to isolate for 14 days.
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Countries with new daily cases over 20 per 100,000 population, during a seven day period, are likely to be removed from the air corridor list.
Here is the latest travel advice for countries including Switzerland, Greece and Turkey.
How many coronavirus cases have there been in Switzerland?
Switzerland, who have had 40,645 coronavirus cases, have seen new infections rise since June where daily cases were once as low as eight.
The deaths caused by coronavirus in Switzerland is currently 2,003.
What is the infection rate in Switzerland?
EU figures showed the country’s Covid-19 infection rate has risen in recent weeks
The country’s daily new cases, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), is currently at 21.2 – and it is expected to be added to the quarantine list later today.
What are the current travel restrictions in Switzerland?
Brits coming back from Switzerland after 4am on Saturday will need to isolate for 14 days.
Some parts of the country have gone back into lockdown.
Ticino, located in the south, has been in lockdown since July and has extended it to September 7.
Face masks must be worn on all public transport, and at demonstrations and protests.
They are also compulsory in shops, bars and restaurants in Zurich and Geneva.
Passengers aged six and over must wear face masks on flights to Switzerland with SWISS.
How many coronavirus cases have there been in Greece?
Greece has kept coronavirus cases relatively low, with the country reporting 9,280 overall cases
Figures have slowly been increasing, with yesterday’s new infections at 293 – the highest since the crisis began.
What is the infection rate in Greece?
The number of new infections, according to the ECDC is 14.1 per 100,000 people in the last seven days – similar to Portugal who were recently removed from the quarantine list.
This keeps it under the figure of 20 determined by the government as a risk.
What are the current travel restrictions in Greece?
At the moment, neither Brits heading to Greece or Greeks coming to the UK need to quarantine.
Anyone entering the country has to fill in a Passenger Locator Form 24 hours before travelling, and show the QR code on arrival.
Without this, passengers can be fined €500 or sent back to the UK.
There are also some new restrictions across the country, to slow down the increase in new cases.
Curfews are in place on some of the islands – bars and restaurants must close between midnight and 7am.
How many coronavirus cases have there been in Turkey?
Turkey has confirmed 262,507 and 6,183 deaths.
New cases per day remain around 1,000, but have not spiked in recent months.
What is the infection rate in Turkey?
The infection rate currently sits at 11.4, according to the ECDC, close to Greece and Portugal, both on the safe list, and close to the UK’s 11.3.
As it is below 20, this means it is currently a low risk country for being put on the quarantine list.
What are the current travel restrictions in Turkey?
Arrivals into Turkey will not face quarantine but will have to have health checks including temperature checks.
If they test positive for coronavirus, then travellers will be forced to quarantine.
Face masks must be worn in crowded areas as well as supermarkets as well as public transport, with £106 fines for those breaking the rules.
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