Map shows coronavirus rate in quarantine-free countries Brits can travel to on holiday from today

THIS map shows the coronavirus rate in countries Brits can fly to quarantine-free from today.

Holidaymakers can jet off to 25 territories without having to isolate either there or on their return – and this graphic shows which are the safest to visit.

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The map shows countries such as Croatia, the Czech Republic and Malta have relatively low levels of infection.

But the number of people with coronavirus, per 100,000 citizens, is still high in Spain and Italy.

France, German and Turkey – where many sun-starved Brits will be eyeing up summer breaks – also still have relatively high numbers.

But they – along with Italy – still have lower levels of the deadly bug in the community than Britain does.

Greenland is the safest on the list – although few families may be considering its chilly climes for a holiday.

People can now travel to 75 countries and British overseas territories without having to isolate on their return – under the "air bridges" scheme.

But there are 25 countries on the list which are open to visitors with no quarantine on arrival or for Brits when they return home.

Some have their own quarantine rules for visitors – or have closed their borders completely.

Countries such as Australia and New Zealand have shut their borders and are thought unlikely to reopen them before Christmas because of the risk of importing the deadly bug.

Vietnam has the lowest infection rate on the full "air bridges" list, while holiday destinations popular with Brits such as Fiji, Jamaica and the Bahamas are also very safe.

Other hotspots like Greece and Cyprus also have relatively low levels of the deadly bug.

Among the quarantine-free countries, San Marino has the highest number of coronavirus cases among its population in Europe at 2,059 per 100,000 people, followed by a rate of 1,106 in Andorra.

In terms of popular European destinations for jet-setting Brits, Spain has 641 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people; Italy has 400 cases; France has 260; Germany 237; Poland 98; and Croatia 83.

By contrast, the UK currently has 423 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people.

Meanwhile the UK's R value, which is the number of people each Covid-19 positive person goes on to infect, remains unchanged, sitting at between 0.7 and 0.9.

Greece is not accepting direct flights until July 15 while Cyprus, another popular holiday destination, closed to anyone who has spent the previous 14 days in the UK.

Meanwhile Austria is advising that people only enter the country for essential reasons.

In Barbados, people must produce a negative virus test less than 72 hours old or pay $150 to be tested on arrival.

Japan, also on the list, will also not accept anyone who has spent 14 days in the UK.

Paul Charles, chief executive of PC Consultancy, which produced the list for the travel industry, said: "It would be better for the Government to supply a list of destinations that English travellers can enter on arrival without having to quarantine or which don’t have any restrictions.

"This would be the 25 and it should be constantly updated by Government."

On Friday, the UK government changed its advice for Serbia, no longer allowing travellers to return without quarantining.

There have been two nights of violent clashes in Serbian capital Belgrade by thousands of people protesting against coronavirus lockdown measures.

Serbian authorities have reported 352 coronavirus deaths and 17,342 cases, but it has been claimed the data does not represent the full impact of the virus.

Scotland has said it will continue to quarantine passengers from countries with a higher prevalence of Covid-19 than its own.

It means people arriving in Scotland from Spain will still face quarantine rules.


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