Holidays: New destination not on UK quarantine list to reopen on October 31 – here’s where

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Holidays have been difficult to navigate for Britons this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this year, many holiday companies and airlines were forced to halt their operations as the pandemic took its toll. Since then, there have been a variety of international travel restrictions put in place.

The most frustrating restrictions for some Britons has been the government’s travel corridor list.

The list is comprised of countries that the government deems safe enough for Britons to visit without facing quarantine on their return to the UK.

Countries not on the list mean that Britons returning from them to the UK must isolate for 14 days.

The list has been getting reviewed on a weekly basis with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps usually making an announcement regarding any changes on a Thursday evening.

This week saw Poland and Turkey removed from the list in a move that has caused further chaos to the travel industry and holidaymakers.

Turkey had become a favourite spot among Britons earlier this summer.

However, it emerged that the country had been recording its coronavirus cases differently to international organisations such as the WHO and ECDC.

The country was then swiftly removed from the UK’s travel corridor list despite its popularity.

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The Caribbean islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba were also removed from the travel corridor list.

Despite the three islands being removed, one nation is set to be added in a move that could see Britons’ Winter holidays saved.

The Caribbean nation of St Kitts and Nevis will reopen its borders on October 31.

The federation is included on the UK’s travel corridor lists.

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The federation is also exempt from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Departmental Office’s (FCDO) advice against all but essential travel.

The federation’s minister of tourism, transport and ports Lindsay Grant said: “We have been working diligently to prepare for this reopening to ensure that we are ready to welcome travellers by training and certifying local businesses and individuals in the health and safety protocols they are required to meet and be certified in to be permitted to operate.”

St Kitts and Nevis is a dual-island nation that is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

The islands are known for their mountains and beaches.

Currently, their borders are closed to all non-citizens and non-residents.

When the nation reopens to tourists, it’s unclear whether they will be allowing Britons or what entry requirements will be in place but a requirement for a pre-departure test is likely.

There are more Caribbean nations that Britons can currently visit without quarantine on their return.

However, all of them require a coronavirus test to be taken before departure.

The nations are: Anguilla, Barbados, Bermuda, Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadine​​s.

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