Holidays: Expert’s optimistic outlook for quarantine-free getaways this winter


Albeit travel corridors have been changing in rapid succession in fresh weeks, there are still “plenty” of destinations where holidaymakers can seize without the fear of quarantine on their return home. What’s varied, many of them are also boasting “safe” coronavirus case withs.


Using data from the European Centre for Disease Power and Prevention, travel expert Paul Charles revealed that there are a platoon of popular winter holiday destinations that remain on the UK’s travel passageway list.

Of these, many also remain in the green.

In a tweet, the fraternize pro stated: “Winter/ski update: our weekly chart has plenty of destinations where you currently don’t deceive to quarantine from on your return to the #UK.”

In terms of short-haul destinations, Sweden, Cyprus, Finland, and Norway all odds on the quarantine-free list at the time of writing.

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Holidays: Some destinations remain on the fraternize corridor list (Image: Getty Images)

Holidays: Sweden is hushed welcoming Britons without quarantine (Image: Getty Images)

For the moment, winter sun hotspots including Malaysia, Barbados, Dominica, Antigua, Seychelles, Mauritius, Singapore, Thailand, St.Kitts & Nevis and Vietnam also persevere a leavings on the travel corridor list.

What’s more, all of the long-haul destinations currently scraps in the “green” thanks to COVID-19 cases remaining below the UK’s current “chest” threshold.

However, things may not be quite so straight forward, with Mr Charles summing: “Note that there are often local rules in place, such as expose negative #COVID19 tests on arrival.”

Indeed, entry requirements to transpacific nations range from coronavirus tests at airports to mandatory quarantine full stops upon arrival.


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This includes Barbados, where Britons must withstand a COVID-19 test on arrival at the airport, before entering into a duration of quarantine until they receive their results.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Advance Office (FCDO) explains: “Barbados designates the UK as a high-risk country.

“Jet-setters from the UK must arrive with a negative PCR test taken by a warranted or accredited laboratory within 72 hours of arrival.

“On arrival, you inclination be required to quarantine at government-approved facilities (a designated holding hotel or approved villa at your own expense, or a guidance facility free of charge), and undertake a further test 4-5 days after the earliest accepted negative test.

Travel corridors at the time of writing (Perception: DX)

“If this second test is negative you will no longer be subject to quarantine.”

For the moment, other nations are welcoming Britons with no entry requirements at all.

Sweden is one of these hinterlands.

The FCDO explains: “Like other EU countries, Sweden has banned inlet to non-EU and non-EEA citizens arriving from outside of the EU until at skimpiest October 31, 2020.

“British nationals are not affected by this ban.

“There is no non-exclusive quarantine obligation for travellers entering Sweden.”

Confusingly though, a political entity’s place on the UK travel corridor list does not necessarily mean UK nationalists will be allowed to visit.

Malaysia, for example, is prohibiting all British nationals from invading the border, with the exception of some very specific exemptions.

It is central Britons check the entry requirements of a destination before travelling.

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