Greece, Italy and Iceland could be placed on quarantine list

Greece, Italy, Iceland and Denmark are all at risk from being removed from the government's 'safe travel corridor list' after coronavirus cases continued to rise.

Mainland Greece is currently recording a seven-day rate of 20.5 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people, up from 17.7 a week ago.

A rate of 20 is the threshold above which officials consider triggering quarantine conditions.

Earlier this month the government introduced a regional approach to its quarantine list which saw restrictions introduced for arrivals from seven Greek islands, but the rest of the country maintained its exemption.

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Iceland and Denmark are also at risk of having quarantine measures introduced, with case rates of 68.6 and 63.2 respectively.

Other countries at or near the threshold include Sweden with 20 and Italy at 18.1.

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Cyprus has seen its rate tick upwards to 8.9, compared with 3.3 a week ago.

The rates in the UK and Ireland are 44 and 38.6 respectively.

Figures have been calculated by the PA news agency based on data collected by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

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Changes to the government's list of countries from which arrivals in England do not need to self-isolate for 14 days are usually announced on Thursday at 5pm and implemented the following Saturday at 4am.

The devolved nations have their own exemption lists which are similar but not identical to that created by the UK Government.

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