Covid-19: UAE dropped from UK travel corridor list

The United Arab Emirates is being removed from the UK list of travel corridors amid a spike in Covid cases.

That means anyone who arrives from the UAE after 04:00 GMT on Tuesday now needs to self-isolate for 10 days, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said.

UK officials say Covid cases have risen 52% in the UAE in the last seven days and cite “a significant acceleration in the number of imported cases”.

It comes after Scotland removed the UAE city Dubai from its safe travel list.

The Foreign Office has also updated its advice to advise against all but essential travel to the emirates.

The recent lockdown restrictions imposed across the UK mean leisure travel is currently banned.

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