Holidays 2020: Maldives, Cuba and Cape Verde could be on next ‘air bridge’ list

Holidays to the Maldives and other top travel destinations could be back on the cards. New travel advice updates by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office suggest a new slew of countries could be added to the ‘air bridge’ list. The UK government unveiled its ‘travel corridor’ list on July 3.

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If Britons travel to any of the countries on the list from tomorrow they will not have to quarantine on their return.

Fifty-nine such travel corridors have been established, according to the current list.

Meanwhile, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has lifted its non-essential travel warning on 66 destinations.

Both lists are subject to review, the Foreign Office explained.

It stated: “This list may be added to over the coming days following further discussions between the UK and international partners.”

New evidence would suggest fresh amendments are imminently due, with new countries set to be added to the travel list.

A plethora of countries have recently been subjected to “editorial review.”

The FCO travel advice page of a number of countries now reads: “Editorial review to remove ‘Return to the UK’ section and improve ‘Coronavirus’ section”.

The same wording was added to the destinations now on the travel corridors list in the days before they were announced.

This suggests the countries with the amendment could soon welcome UK tourists without the need to self-isolate on return.

The Maldives – a hotspot hugely popular with British holidaymakers – could be set to be on the list.

Other popular tourist destinations potentially on the new list are Cuba, Nepal and Cape Verde.

The full list of nations now featuring the updated wording are as follows: Cuba, Russia, Sweden, Tanzania, Armenia, Cape Verde, Maldives, Ukraine, Ivory Coast, Myanmar, Nepal, Azerbaijan, Sudan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Pitcairn.

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However, there is no guarantee these countries are set to be on a second travel corridor list.

Currently, the quarantine-exempt countries are as follow:

Akrotiri and Dhekelia

Andorra

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Aruba

Australia

Austria

The Bahamas

Barbados

Belgium

Bermuda

Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

British Antarctic Territory

British Indian Ocean Territory

British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands

the Channel Islands

Croatia

Curaçao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominica

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

Finland

France

French Polynesia

Gibraltar

Germany

Greece

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

the Isle of Man

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao (Macau)

Malta

Mauritius

Monaco

Montserrat

the Netherlands

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Norway

Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands

Poland

Reunion

San Marino

Serbia

Seychelles

South Korea

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Spain

St Barthélemy

St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

St Kitts and Nevis

St Lucia

St Pierre and Miquelon

Switzerland

Taiwan

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

Turks and Caicos Islands

Vatican City State

Vietnam

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