UK says travellers from the UAE will now have to self-isolate for 10 days

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The UK has removed the UAE from its travel corridor list as it announced further restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19. The UK’s Foreign Office has advised against all but essential travel to the whole of the UAE “based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks”. Anyone who arrives in the UK from the UAE after 4am on Tuesday will need to self-isolate for 10 days, Transport secretary Grant Shapps said on Twitter. The LATEST data indicates we need to immediately remove the #UAE from the #TRAVELCORRIDOR list. From 0400 Tuesday 12 Jan anyone arriving from the UAE will need to SELF-ISOLATE. — Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) January 11, 2021 The UAE and Bahrain were added to the UK’s travel corridor two months ago, meaning visitors from there were not required to quarantine. Read: UAE, Bahrain added to UK travel corridor removing 14-day quarantine for travellers In a statement, the UK’s Department of Transport said: “The decision has been made following a significant acceleration in the number of imported cases, along with the number of reported new cases over the past seven days, which have risen in the UAE by 52 per cent.” It also confirmed that passengers arriving from all international destinations, including the UAE, more...