Full list of countries you can visit without having to quarantine

As lockdown draws to an end next week, travellers looking to getaway will finally be able to once again.

As of December 2, the current month-long lockdown set across England will conclude with the country returning to its three-tiered system – but this time stricter.

When the lockdown ends, so will will the international travel ban will be lifted meaning many jet-setters will be able to fly off for some winter sun.

Under the new three-tier system, all English travellers are free to head abroad regardless of the tier allocated to their area – so long as they don’t have Covid symptoms or currently self-isolating, reports the MEN.

From 12.01am on December 2 the current travel ban ends meaning those hoping to get away can begin booking holidays.

However just like before the national lockdown, there are still restrictions in place. 

Those who are planning to leave the UK will still have to self-isolate for two weeks on return if their destination isn’t on the travel corridor list.

Passengers, wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, wait in line for check-in
(Image: AP)

And while the ‘safe list’ of countries had dwindled before the month of restrictions across England, the travel corridor has since expanded.

Another 10 countries were added – all which travellers won’t need to quarantine on arrival back in Britain. And in the latest update, no countries were removed from the list, either.

But it is still small in comparison to a few months ago.

Travellers also need to bear in mind some of these countries have their own restrictions for arrivals from the UK – meaning holidaymakers may well need to self-isolate when they reach their destination. There is an even small list of countries where Brits can travel to without having to quarantine either end.

Take a look at the places travellers from England can head to without quarantine on return – and the list of countries that have no restrictions either end of their journey.

Here is the updated and full list of countries from where you do not have to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in the UK:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Azores
  • Bahrain (if you arrived in England from Bahrain before 4am on 14 November you will need to self-isolate)
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia (if you arrived in England from Cambodia before 4am 14 November you will need to self-isolate)
  • The Canary Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • The Channel Islands
  • Chile (if you arrived in England from Chile before 4am 14 November you will need to self-isolate)
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Gibraltar
  • Greek islands: Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, Zakynthos
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland (if you arrived in England from Iceland before 4am 14 November you will need to self-isolate)
  • Ireland
  • The Isle of Man
  • Japan
  • Laos (if you arrived in England from Laos before 4am 14 November you will need to self-isolate)
  • Latvia
  • Macao (Macau)
  • Madeira
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  • Qatar (if you arrived in England from Qatar before 4am 14 November you will need to self-isolate)
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • St Barthélemy
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (if you arrived in England from Turks and Caicos Islands before 4am 14 November you will need to self-isolate)
  • United Arab Emirates (if you arrived in England from UAE before 4am 14 November you will need to self-isolate)
  • Vietnam

The places where there is no quarantine either side of the journey for UK travellers:

  • Iceland
  • Chile
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Bahrain
  • The UAE and Qatar
  • Greek islands of Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, and Zakynthos (Zante)

Can I reduce the quarantine period?

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced this week that travellers will soon be able to reduce the mandatory self-isolation period if they can prove they don’t have coronavirus.

Arrivals into the UK will be able to end quarantine early if they produce a negative Covid-19 test within five days after returning to Britain. The test will be provided by the private sector at a cost to the traveller of between £65 – £150 and results will be received around 24-48 hours later.

If the traveller tests negative, they will be released from self-isolation early, as soon as six days after arrival.

Lancs Live – Cumbria