The EU’s proposed “site visitors mild system” might be launched in a matter of weeks for international locations throughout Europe. The brand new system would use a colour-coding based mostly on knowledge offered by the European Centre for Illness Prevention and Management (ECDC). The brand new guidelines would imply that international locations within the green-coloured zone would have a low variety of circumstances.
Beneath the brand new guidelines, and based mostly on the newest figures, solely three international locations would truly be within the “inexperienced” zone.
That is in accordance with knowledge pooled by the ECDC and journey consultancy The PC Company.
In line with the EU’s proposed “site visitors mild system” Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania and Spain would all be within the “pink zone”.
Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Eire, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK would all be within the “amber zone”.
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Whereas solely three international locations can be within the “inexperienced zone” that are Cyprus, Finland and Latvia.
It has been understood that the UK won’t be signing as much as the brand new system.
The UK is believed to be as an alternative to assessing and implementing its personal journey corridors and quarantine restrictions based mostly on epidemiological knowledge.
Paul Charles, CEO of The PC Company posted a graphic on Twitter with how the “site visitors mild system” would look with yesterday’s Covid knowledge.
He mentioned on Twitter: “A sneak preview of what the @EU_Commission is planning – a weekly site visitors lights system (based mostly on ours) for EU states (not UK).
“Journey restrictions, comparable to #quarantine, would ONLY apply when you’re coming from a pink zone. As a result of launch mid-Oct.
“You get straightforward passage, aside from maybe filling in a Passenger Locator Kind, when you come from an Orange/Inexperienced zone.
“Curiously, if the UK applies the identical guidelines as this method, then Greece, Denmark and Iceland wouldn’t be added to quarantine within the weekly evaluate tonight.”
As we speak, Denmark, Iceland, Slovakia and the Caribbean island of Curacao had been all faraway from the federal government’s quarantine exemption record.
The 14-day self-isolation requirement for travellers arriving within the UK from any of these international locations comes into drive at 4am on Saturday.
The Division for Transport mentioned the choice covers the entire of the UK and has been agreed with the devolved administrations.
No locations had been added to the federal government’s exemption record in at the moment’s announcement.