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Rising coronavirus cases mean another nation could face being axed from travel corridors

The UK Government is currently using a threshold of 20 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period to decide whether nations should remain on the list.

The seven-day infection rate per 100,000 people has hit 28.8 in Denmark.

This exceeds the likes of Jamaica and Belgium who have been classified as “red-listed” countries.

At the time of writing, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Denmark has seen a rise of 43.3 new cases in the previous 14 days from September 14, 2020.

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It adds: “Entry to Denmark depends on whether you are arriving from an ‘open’ country or a ‘banned’ country.

“The UK is an ‘open’ country.

“You can enter Denmark without quarantine if you are arriving into Denmark from the UK.”

If Denmark is axed from the travel corridor list on Thursday, it would mean that travellers returning from the country would face 14-days of mandatory quarantine once back on UK soil.

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Anyone found in breach of this could be slapped with fines of up to £1,000.

It is a measure which Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to step up.

The Government recently came under fire for lack of enforcement of the current quarantine regulations for travellers.

“We will simplify the passenger locator form needed for travelling to the UK and take measures to ensure these are completed and checked before departure,” the PM said in an address to the nation last week.

“Border force will step up enforcement efforts at the border to ensure arrivals are complying with the quarantine rules.”

If Denmark was to be removed from the travel corridor list at Thursday’s weekly review, it is likely the quarantine rules would come into play by Saturday.

This has been the case in recent weeks for countries including Portugal and Greece.

The news comes as neighbouring Sweden has been re-added to travel corridor list.

“This week, SWEDEN has been ADDED to the Travel Corridors list,” tweeted Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps.

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“If you arrive In England from Sweden, you will NOT need to self-isolate for 14 days.”

According to the ECDC, Sweden has recorded 22.7 per 100,000 of the population in the two weeks prior to September 14, 2020.

Source:Daily Express :: Travel Feed

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