The UK government is set to publish a list of as many as 75 countries that will be put on a “quarantine-exemption” list for Brits heading abroad, according to reports.
The list, which is set to be published later this week, will lift the ban on non-essential travel to a host of EU destinations and countries including Turkey, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.
All 75 on the list have been judged to be sufficiently “low risk” for holidaymakers, with an infection rate that it in decline and state data that can be trusted, the Daily Telegraph reported.
It also means that from Monday, travellers from these countries will no longer need to isolate on their arrival in UK. However, some of the countries may retain border controls for those entering.
Britain already said on Friday that it would ditch a 14-day quarantine period for people arriving from countries such as France, Greece and Spain.
Countries have been placed on “green”, “amber” and “red lists” under the government’s traffic light system.
People returning from “green” or “amber” countries will no longer need to self-isolate.
Russia, Brazil and the USA are all on the “red list”, meaning that non-essential travel is still banned from the UK.