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Four countries lose travel corridors – but Sweden added to ‘safe’ list

Test4Travel: The Telegraph’s campaign for airport testing Which country will be removed from the ‘green list’ next? How to get travel insurance should you choose to ignore Foreign Office advice The 16 countries you can visit right now, without any quarantine Has the world gone mad? More bizarre Covid rules (all in the name of science) Thousands of British holidaymakers have until 4am on Saturday to return to the UK – or face a two-week quarantine – after the Government removed four more countries from its list of approved destinations.

The biggest casualty is Portugal. Having only been added to the “green” list a few weeks ago, it was removed after a steady rise in cases. However, the Portuguese islands of Madeira and the Azores are exempt.

Hungary – which has been closed to UK residents all summer – French Polynesia, and Reunion, are the other destinations that have lost their “travel corridors”. One country has been added to the “safe” list, however: lockdown-free Sweden. Its seven-day case rate has tumbled, to 11.6 per 100,000 people, in recent weeks.

Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, announced the changes on Twitter as part of the Government’s weekly review of its controversial quarantine policy.

Earlier on Thursday dozens of MPs joined calls for the introduction of airport testing to replace it.

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