As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise around the world, four more holiday destinations have been removed from the UK governments’ travel corridor list.
Any British tourists visiting Turkey, Poland, and the small Caribbean islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius, and Saba will now have to self-isolate for 14-days upon their return as of 4am on Saturday, October 3rd.
There will also be penalties for anyone who fails to quarantine, with fines of up to £10,000.
The removal of Turkey from the travel corridor list, in particular, comes as a huge blow for holidaymakers as it is estimated that around 10,000 Brits are currently enjoying a break in the country, leaving them just hours to find a flight home, or face a two-week quarantine.
It is believed that the number of Covid-19 cases in Turkey is far higher than publicised, as it’s revealed that the Turkish Health Ministry has been calculating Covid-19 cases differently from organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO).
With limited countries available to visit, without having to quarantine upon your return, a staycation could be the best option for those looking to get away this October half term.
Anyone opting for a UK break should still protect their holiday with a staycation travel insurance policy – just in case anything was to go wrong!
For more information and guidance on how to protect your UK trip and exactly what a staycation policy covers you for, click here.