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Croatia ‘to be added to UK’s coronavirus quarantine list’

Croatia ‘to be added to UK’s coronavirus quarantine list’

The border restrictions have been criticised by the UK’s travel industry. (PA)

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People coming to the UK from Croatia are expected to be asked to self-isolate for fourteen days in the next round of changes to the country’s quarantine policy.

The Telegraph reports that the Balkan destination will be added to the UK’s “red list” of countries facing restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

The next batch of UK government decisions on quarantine restrictions are expected on Thursday, but Croatia has seen its Covid-19 case rate rise sharply in recent days.

The European country’s seven-day average of coronavirus cases now sits at 27.4 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people — up from 7.8 per 100,000 a week ago. 

Previous changes to the quarantine policy and travel advice have given people until 4am on the Saturday after the announcement to return or face the prospect of 14-days in self-isolation.

Under the Government’s quarantine policy, which has been criticised by the travel industry and some Conservative MPs, Brits are still be able to travel to the destinations advised against.

But they are not allowed to leave the place they are staying for the first 14 days in which they are back in the UK.

Those who are travelling to Britain for less than two weeks are expected to self-isolate for the duration of their stay.

Fines up to £3,200 can also be imposed on anyone who does not accurately declare contact details of the place they will be staying to UK authorities.

Last week the Government removed France and Netherlands from its safe travel list, in a move that prompted an exodus of British holidaymakers keen to beat the Saturday deadline.

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