As infection rates rise in Italy it is looking likely that the UK will be adding the country to it’s quarantine list.
Sicily may get air corridor : However the island of Sicily could be allowed a ‘travel corridor’. Allowing British people to still holiday there and not have to quarantine on their return to the UK. Across Italy in the last week figures show that cases have risen to 19.6 per 100,000 people. But on the Italian island of Sicily the cases are only 16 per 100,000 people.
The UK will only consider adding countries to the quarantine list if the 7 day figure exceeds 20 people per 100,000. The UK’s islands policy was introduced on September 7 when quarantine was imposed for arrivals to England and Northern Island from seven Greek islands. (Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos/Zante) with higher infection rates. But other islands and mainland Greece were spared.
On September 12 when quarantine was re-imposed for mainland Portugal, the islands of Azores and Madeira (both Portuguese) were spared. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is expected to announce the latest changes to the UK’s quarantine list on Thursday afternoon. With changes coming into effect at 4am on Saturday.
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