2020-11-13 09:26:29 | Travel latest news: Long-haul destinations added to green list, after Telegraph campaign

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Eight new countries have been added to the travel green list marking a victory for The Telegraph’s Unlock Long-haul campaign and winter sun seekers. 

The United Arab Emirates, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and Caribbean British Overseas Territory of Turks and Caicos were among the destinations granted a travel corridor in Transport Secretary Grant Shapps quarantine list update on Thursday – both are open to British holidaymakers with evidence of a negative Covid-19 test.

“The announcement of a UAE-UK travel corridor today is brilliant news and a testament to the strength of the UAE-UK relationship,” said his excellency Mansoor Abulhoul, the UAE Ambassador to the UK.

“This lays a promising foundation for when normal international travel resumes […] Our hotels, restaurants and malls have been up and running since April and look forward to hosting many British visitors again soon.”

Meanwhile, Chile is the first mainland nation in Latin America to be granted a spot on the quarantine-free list and it plans to reopen its borders to tourists in early December. 

Cambodia and Bahrain were also given travel corridors – both have opened to tourists, but with prohibitive restrictions. Laos and Qatar, which remain shut to travellers, were the other long-haul additions. 

Iceland is the eighth addition – visitors to the country must take two Covid-19 tests, one on arrival and another at least five days later, to avoid a 14-day quarantine. Most of Greece, meanwhile, was removed from the green list.

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