With just three hours notice, the Government announced at 1am this morning that anyone returning to England from Denmark will have to self isolate for fourteen days.
The quarantine period kicked in at 4am today.
The swift action is due to the discovery of a mutated strain of coronavirus amongst mink in Denmark, which is being passed back into humans. It is believed that this strain will be immune from the vaccines currently under development.
The Government has not yet amended the list of countries exempt from the Foreign Office ‘do not travel’ list (click here, but the standalone list has been temporarily removed for the November lockdown). This is usually the trigger for being able to abandon your holiday plans and make a successful travel insurance claim. We expect this to be updated shortly.
The official ‘travel corridor’ list is on this page of the Government website.