England makes no changes to COVID-19 quarantine countries

LONDON, Sept 3- No changes were made to the list of countries on England’s quarantine list on Thursday, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said. English holiday makers in Portugal were awaiting the decision after the number of cases in the country rose above the threshold at which the 14- day quarantine for returning travellers is considered.

LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) – No changes were made to the list

of countries on England’s quarantine list on Thursday, British

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said.

English holiday makers in Portugal were awaiting thedecision after the number of cases in the country rose above thethreshold at which the 14-day quarantine for returningtravellers is considered. Quarantine is already in place forpopular destinations France and Spain.

“We continue to keep the Travel Corridor list under constantreview & won’t hesitate to remove countries if needed,” Shappssaid on Twitter. “However, there are no English additions orremovals today.”(Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Stephen Addison)

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