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UK adds more countries to its quarantine list

Passengers arriving in the UK from Andorra, Belgium and The Bahamas will have to self-isolate for 14 days from Saturday.

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The UK has added more countries to its quarantine list following a resurgence of coronavirus.

After tomorrow, any passengers arriving in the UK from Andorra or Belgium will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

People flying back from The Bahamas will also need to quarantine for a fortnight.

The changes come into effect 4am Saturday (8 August) for most of the UK.

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Any arrivals in Wales, however, will need to self-isolate immediately – with the rules coming into effect on Thursday in this part of Britain.

Brits are being told to avoid ‘all but essential’ travel to Andorra, Belgium and The Bahamas until told otherwise.

Spain remains on the quarantine list, and France ‘could be next’ according to a new report in the Standard.

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Those who do not follow the quarantine rules risk being fined up to £1,000 in England.

Belgium introduced new restrictions last week in an attempt to bring numbers back down – stating that residents may only meet the same five people outside their own household.

Cases have skyrocketed in Andorra since July, whilst The Bahamas has initiated a two-week lockdown to tackle growing rates in the Caribbean.

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Arrivals in the UK from Brunei and Malaysia, however, will no longer need to self-isolate, with COVID-19 cases decreasing in these countries.

Britain continues to deal with its own spike in cases, with several part of the north remaining under tighter restrictions.