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UK travellers arriving from UAE told to isolate following coronavirus case increase

An increase in cases has been seen in the UAE (Getty)

Date of publication: 12 January, 2021

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People returning to the UK from the UAE will need to self-isolate for 10 days.
Following a 'significant increase in both the level and pace of change in confirmed cases', the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been removed from the UK list of travel corridors, the department for transport announced.

This means from 4am on 12 January 2021, people returning to the UK from the UAE will need to self-isolate for 10 days, as the country has been removed from the travel corridor list.

According to the UK government, the decision has been made following a significant acceleration in the number of imported cases, along with the number of reported new cases over the past 7 days, which have risen in the UAE by 52%.

Britain on Saturday passed the grim milestone of three million cases during the pandemic, after the government announced another 59,937 new cases.

It also recorded another 1,035 fatalities from the virus, taking the total death toll to 80,868, one of the highest in Europe alongside Italy. 

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