Brits returning from Thailand and Singapore now don’t need to self-isolate

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Holidaymakers returning from two travel hotspots will no longer need to self-isolate, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have confirmed.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps removed Thailand and Singapore off of the government’s red list on Thursday, adding to the growing list of destinations Brits will not have to self-isolate from upon return.

The FCO still advises against all "non-essential international travel" at the moment, but has created a list of "travel corridors" Brits can venture to isolation-free.

Thailand and Singapore join the likes of Cyprus, Turkey, Germany, Poland and Sweden, which are all countries exempt from self-isolation.0

Mr Shapps also confirmed Slovenia and Guadaloupe have been added to the list of countries from which travellers must quarantine when entering England.

He said on Twitter: "Anybody arriving in England from the two countries after 4 a.m. on Saturday will need to self-isolate for 14 days."

The changes have been implemented to in a bit to curb the spread of coronavirus in the UK, which has continued to rise in recent weeks.

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All travellers, including UK residents and visitors, must complete a passenger locator form upon entry to the UK.

The FCO states travellers can complete the form "any time in the 48 hour period before you are due to arrive in the UK."

If a person does not complete the form, the FCO has said it "might take longer" for holidaymakers or citizens to enter the country.

The FCO travel advice to the UK does not include any requirements the country or territory holidaymakers travel to.

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