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latest advice as countries finally free of red list

South Africa will finally be removed from the UK’s travel red list, following the latest announcement from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps this afternoon.

The new rules come into effect at 4am on Monday, October 11. Until then travellers arriving in Britain from red list destinations are subject to a mandatory 10-day hotel quarantine. More than 430,000 British tourists visited South Africa in 2019.

Following the third wave of Covid-19 that peaked in mid-July, cases have been falling in South Africa. As of October 7, its seven-day infection rate is 16.7 per 100,000. By comparison, the UK’s current rate is 381.9

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Turkish Hotels to Close Early After UK ‘Red List’ Dashes Hopes | World News

By Ceyda Caglayan and Canan Sevgili

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – When Britain announced Turkey would stay on its “red list” of travel destinations last week, Onur Arican decided to close his boutique hotel on the Aegean coast early this year rather than wait out a summer season derailed by COVID-19 and wildfires.

In 2019, Britain was Turkey’s third-biggest source of tourists with 2.5 million visitors that year, most of whom flocked to the Turquoise Coast near Bodrum and Marmaris, where Arican runs his 19-room Mavi Yengec hotel.

This year the number of British guests was down by two thirds compared to

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Five countries which could go on green travel list as Turkey hopes to be moved off red

The Turkish embassy in London has spoken up the country’s chances of being reclassified as amber at a travel traffic light system update later this week, making holidays there much more likely

Turkish officials have tipped it to be taken off the travel red list
Turkish officials have tipped it to be taken off the travel red list

Turkish officials have said the country will soon be off the travel red list as five other nations look set to go green.

On Thursday the UK government will announce its latest travel traffic light update.

The system determines which countries Brits can travel to and from and under what circumstances,

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Shapps warns of new Covid mutation as Portugal is removed from green travel list

Portugal will be removed from the green travel list as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps raised concerns of a new coronavirus mutation and rising cases.

Labour criticised the “chaos” as reports about the travel restrictions dripped out of the Government on Thursday without official confirmation.

Unattributed reports suggested Portugal would be put on the amber list following a meeting between the Westminster and devolved governments, as well as the Joint Biosecurity Centre.

People returning to the UK from amber list countries must self-isolate at home for 10 days as part of coronavirus restrictions.

Meanwhile, seven countries – Afghanistan, Bahrain, Costa Rica,

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