BRITS hoping to travel abroad have faced huge uncertainty as different countries are added on and taken off the UK quarantine list at short notice.

Slovenia and the French Caribbean island Guadeloupe were added last night to the quarantine list, with Brits needing to return to the UK by 4am this Saturday to avoid the self-isolation measures, while Thailand and Singapore were taken off the mandatory quarantine list.

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Brits now fear that holiday hotspots like Algarve beaches will be off the cards as Portugal is feared to be next on the UK quarantine list

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Brits now fear that holiday hotspots like Algarve beaches will be off the cards as Portugal is feared to be next on the UK quarantine listCredit: Alamy

What is the UK quarantine list?

Travellers must self-isolate for two weeks upon returning from any of the countries or islands on the quarantine list.

If a country stays above 20 cases per 100,000 people for more than seven days it is likely to be added to the UK’s quarantine list.

Passengers must leave their details with border officials, go straight home and self-quarantine for two weeks to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The list currently has over 160 countries and territories on it and is subject to constant review.

Which countries are on the list?

Downing Street has said it is keeping a watchful eye on case numbers, testing figures and infection rates in “a number of countries and territories.”

Those where there is a cause for concern are removed from the travel corridor “safe” list.

The list is updated every Thursday, with new restrictions coming into force from 4am the following Saturday.

Spain was added to the quarantine list on July 26, and on August 8, Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas were removed from the “air bridge” list.

From August 15, anyone returning to the UK from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos Islands and Aruba must self-isolate for 14 days.

From August 20, the same rules apply to anyone who returned to the UK from Austria, Croatia and Trinidad.

And on August 27, Czechia, formerly known as Czech Republic, was added to the list along with Switzerland and Jamaica.

However, holidays to Cuba are now back on as travellers are now allowed to return without having to quarantine.

On September 7, it was announced that those travelling from England to Greek islands Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and Zakynthos – also known as Zante – must also self-isolate for two weeks on their return.

Hungary, along with mainland Portugal, French Polynesia and Reunion were added to the quarantine list on September 12.

From this weekend, you must quarantine if returning from Slovenia or Guadeloupe.

Full list of countries on the UK’s quarantine list

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Angola

Anguilla

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Comoros

Congo

Costa Rica

Côte d’Ivoire

Croatia

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

France

French Guiana

Gabon

The Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Greece (only the islands of Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos, Zante in England)

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Jamaica

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Luxembourg

Madagascar

Malawi

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar (Burma)

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

North Korea

North Macedonia

Oman

Portugal (excluding Azores and Madeira)

Pakistan

Palau

The Occupied Palestinian Territories

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn Island

Qatar

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

São Tomé and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone
Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Spain

Sudan

Suriname

Switzerland

Syria

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos Islands

Tuvalu

US

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Here is the latest travel advice for some of the popular holiday hotspots currently on the quarantine list.

France

The government announced that France was the latest country to be put on the UK quarantine list from August 15, with cases at 415,481.

10,953 new cases were confirmed yesterday, the highest since the pandemic began.

Since August 15, Brits have had to quarantine when arriving back from France.

The move affected around 500,000 people who were given a days notice to get home to avoid quarantine.

Spain

Spain has been on the quarantine list since July…

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