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Turkey off travel corridors list

Britons returning from holiday favourite must now quarantine.

Turkey and Poland are among the countries to have been removed from the travel corridors list this week.

The transport secretary Grant Shapps, who is set to speak at ABTA’s Travel Convention, said: “The latest data indicates we need to remove Turkey, Poland, and Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba from the travel corridor list this week.”

Those arriving from those destinations from 4am on October 3 will need to self-isolate.

In some good news for the travel industry, Italy and mainland Greece have remained on the list.

Last week, Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland and Curaçao were all removed from the list.

ABTA is urging the government to move to regionalised quarantine and introduce testing to restore confidence in travel, as new figure reveal four in five people are concerned about having to quarantine when they return from holiday to the UK.

The findings also show that, when it comes to going on holiday currently, 93 per cent of people are concerned about potential last-minute changes to foreign office travel advice.

ABTA says the research demonstrates that the current approach to foreign travel advice and quarantine measures has shattered people’s confidence in travelling abroad. It leaves viable travel businesses – including the thousands of travel agents up and down the country – unable to generate income. As part of the Save Future Travel Coalition, ABTA has written to the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Transport on the urgent need for specific measures to support the travel sector.