Britain adds Belgium to travel quarantine list

UK adds removes countries from COVID travel list

However, quarantine restrictions have been dropped for Brunei and Malaysia.

The announcement comes as ministers try to prevent arrivals from infection hotspots adding to numbers of new cases which are also rising in Britain.

Belgium is in a modest group of European nations with now superior prevalence of coronavirus, with Spain and Luxembourg - both equally of which were extra to the "no-go" checklist in late July. "We understand similar changes will be made in the other nations".

He said that the three countries have been removed from the so-called travel corridors which meant arrivals were exempt from self-isolating.

"Since relaxing the lockdown, "the government has made consistently clear it will take decisive action if necessary to contain the virus, including removing countries from the travel corridors list rapidly" if the public health risk becomes too high", said the ministry.

In Andorra, new cases per week have increased five-fold since mid-July, while in the Bahamas the weekly case rate peaked at 78.6 last week, up from 3.1 in mid-July.

"Urgent amendments will be introduced to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) Regulations 2020 which will come into effect from midnight tonight". The change exempting those arriving from Brunei and Malaysia from quarantine requirements will come into effect from 4 am on Tuesday 11 August.

In another tweet, the transport secretary also announced that the travelers from Brunei and Malaysia will no longer have to self-isolate upon arrival in the United Kingdom, after a decrease in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in those Asian nations. "Should members wish me to make a further statement or to answer questions on this when the Senedd returns I would be happy to do so".



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