Travellers Coming To The UK From Locations Not On The Travel Corridor List Will Only Need To Self-isolate For Five Days If They Test Negative For

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Travellers coming to the UK from locations not on the travel corridor list will only need to self-isolate for five days if they test negative for [/news/coronavirus/index.html coronavirus], the Transport Secretary has announced.
Currently, people coming from countries not on the safe list need to self-isolate for 14 days. 
But in a boost for kynghidongduong.vn tourists and business travellers, [/news/grant-shapps/index.html Grant Shapps] on Thursday unveiled the new 'Test to Release' service, which will come into effect on December 15.
Writing on [/sciencetech/twitter/index.html Twitter], he said passengers could 'opt-in' to shorten the self-isolation period to just five days if they receive a negative test result from 'specific providers'.    
However, in what is a major blow for the travel industry, he added that the Canary Islands are being removed from the exemption list because of rising weekly cases and tests in the popular Spanish destination. 
Travellers coming to the UK from locations not on the travel corridor list will only need to self-isolate for five days if they test negative for coronavirus, the Transport Secretary has announced
Announcing the shortened self-isolation time for tour thác bản giốc some, the Transport Secretary wrote: 'From Tues 15th, tour thác bản giốc the new Test to Release" service for passengers arriving in England starts. 
'This means that all passengers from any location NOT in a Travel Corridor may "opt-in" to shorten self-isolation to 5 days with a negative COVID-19 test result from specific providers. 
However, his decision to take the Canary Islands off the travel corridor list means anyone arriving from the islands after 4am on Saturday, December 12 will need to go in to self-isolation. 
In what is a boost for tourists and business travellers, Grant Shapps unveiled the new 'Test to Release' service, which will come into effect on December 15
Writing on Twitter, he said passengers could 'opt-in' to 'shorten self-isolation' to just five days if they receive a negative test result from 'specific providers'
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Mr Shapps wrote: 'Data indicates weekly cases and positive tests are increasing in the CANARY ISLANDS and so we are REMOVING them from the #TravelCorridor list to reduce the risk of importing COVID-19.
'From 4am Sat 12 Dec, if you arrive from these islands you WILL need to self-isolate.' 
Many firms recorded a surge in bookings for the Canary Islands when they were added to the travel corridors list in October.
Mr Shapps said their removal was due to a rise in weekly cases and positive tests of the virus.
Travellers to mainland Spain already have to isolate on their return to the UK.
Paul Charles, chief executive of travel consultancy The PC Agency, said: 'It's utterly devastating news for the thousands of British travellers who booked to go to the Canaries for Christmas and New Year.
However, in what is a major blow for the travel industry, he added that the Canary Islands is being removed from the exemption list because of rising weekly cases and tests 
Mr Shapps wrote: 'Data indicates weekly cases and positive tests are increasing in the CANARY ISLANDS and so we are REMOVING them from the #TravelCorridor list to reduce the risk of importing COVID-19'
'It's also a body blow for travel firms who'd seen an uplift in bookings for the winter after the Canaries were added to the travel corridor list.
'It now means thousands of refunds and lost bookings for a sector that needed the Canaries to help them recover.'
Botswana and Saudi Arabia have been added to the travel corridors list, the Transport Secretary also announced.  
England has also introduced a quarantine exemption for certain categories of travellers, including people making high-value business trips, sports stars and performing arts professionals.
Many firms recorded a surge in bookings for the Canary Islands when they were added to the travel corridors list in October
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