Travel latest news: Britons in Dubai forced to quarantine after travel corridor removed

SourceThe Telegraph
SectorTourism
CountryUAE

Travellers returning to Britain from Dubai will be required to self-isolate for 10 days, as of 4am today.  Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced, via Twitter, on Monday night that the UAE would be removed from the travel corridor list at short notice. It is understood that there had been “a significant acceleration” in Covid cases imported from Dubai. The changes apply to those arriving in England, Northern Ireland, Wales – and Scotland, which had already announced quarantine measures for those arriving from the UAE.  Mr Shapps pointed out that current national “restrictions do not permit international travel other than for specific reasons.” However, the change will affect those who had travelled to Dubai before the national lockdown, those on business, as well as expats wishing to return to Britain.  A number of celebrities and influencers have been criticised for travelling to Dubai, one of the few winter sun destinations welcoming Britons, in recent weeks. Anyone arriving from the UAE after 4am today will be required to self-isolate for 10 days, although this can be reduced to five days with a negative Covid test. Meanwhile, all travellers will be required to produce a negative coronavirus test result to enter the UK from Friday. Scroll down for the latest travel updates. ...read more...