Mounting issues over rising coronavirus circumstances imply that one other nation might face the identical destiny as France and Spain by being chopped from the UK journey hall listing. With Denmark now exceeding COVID-19 ranges of nations already on the UK’s “crimson listing”, Britons with journey plans to the Nordic vacation spot could possibly be left in despair.
The UK Authorities is presently utilizing a threshold of 20 circumstances per 100,000 individuals over a seven-day interval to resolve whether or not nations ought to stay on the listing.
The seven-day an infection fee per 100,000 individuals has hit 28.eight in Denmark.
This exceeds the likes of Jamaica and Belgium who’ve been labeled as “red-listed” international locations.
On the time of writing, in accordance with the European Centre for Illness Prevention and Management (ECDC), Denmark has seen an increase of 43.three new circumstances within the earlier 14 days from September 14, 2020.
It provides: “Entry to Denmark relies on whether or not you’re arriving from an ‘open’ nation or a ‘banned’ nation.
“The UK is an ‘open’ nation.
“You’ll be able to enter Denmark with out quarantine if you’re arriving into Denmark from the UK.”
If Denmark is axed from the journey hall listing on Thursday, it might imply that travellers getting back from the nation would face 14-days of obligatory quarantine as soon as again on UK soil.
Anybody present in breach of this could possibly be slapped with fines of as much as £1,000.
It’s a measure which Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to step up.
The Authorities not too long ago got here underneath fireplace for lack of enforcement of the present quarantine laws for travellers.
“We’ll simplify the passenger locator type wanted for travelling to the UK and take measures to make sure these are accomplished and checked earlier than departure,” the PM stated in an tackle to the nation final week.
“Border drive will step up enforcement efforts on the border to make sure arrivals are complying with the quarantine guidelines.”
If Denmark was to be faraway from the journey hall listing at Thursday’s weekly evaluate, it’s doubtless the quarantine guidelines would come into play by Saturday.
This has been the case in current weeks for international locations together with Portugal and Greece.
The information comes as neighbouring Sweden has been re-added to journey hall listing.
“This week, SWEDEN has been ADDED to the Journey Corridors listing,” tweeted Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps.
“If you happen to arrive In England from Sweden, you’ll NOT must self-isolate for 14 days.”
In response to the ECDC, Sweden has recorded 22.7 per 100,000 of the inhabitants within the two weeks previous to September 14, 2020.