No new countries added on to corridors as spike increases
Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland and Curaçao have all been removed from the UK’s travel corridor exempt list.
People arriving in the UK from those countries from 4am on Saturday September 26, 2020 will need to self-isolate for two weeks.
A statement on the Department for Transport website said: “There has been a consistent increase in Covid-19 cases per 100,000 of the population in Iceland, with data showing a 921 per cent increase in newly reported cases over the past week. In Slovakia, there has been a consistent increase in the weekly case rate of COVID-19 over the past four weeks, with a 115 per cent increase in weekly cases per 100,000 between 2 and 23 September 2020. There has also been a 508 per cent increase in newly reported cases per week in Denmark over the past four weeks, and a 481 per cent increase in newly reported cases over seven days per 100,000 between 2 and 23 September 2020 in Curaçao.”