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Heathrow Airport in London, England. (Photo: bbc.com)

A dozen Caribbean territories exempted from England’s quarantine restrictions

Heathrow Airport in London, England. (Photo: bbc.com)

More than a dozen Caribbean territories are included on England’s list of countries whose citizens will not be required to quarantine when entering.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The list of more than 50 nations excludes the United States which has seen its number soar in recent days, reporting 53,000 cases yesterday.

What this means is that people travelling from countries included on the list will not have to self-isolate upon arrival if they have not been to or stopped anywhere that’s not listed in the past 14 days.

“Instead of quarantining arrivals from the whole world, we will only quarantine arrivals from those countries where the virus is sadly not under control.”

– Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson

In sharing its coronavirus guidelines today, the government said it is satisfied that it is safe to ease the measures and introduce the travel exemptions for some countries and territories.

The Caribbean territories included in the exemption are Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, St Barthelemy, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

Britain’s 14 Overseas Territories are also included on the list comes into effect on July 10.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking at the Downing Street press briefing, said “Instead of quarantining arrivals from the whole world, we will only quarantine arrivals from those countries where the virus is sadly not under control.”

The Government said the list may be updated over the coming days following further discussions between the United Kingdom and international partners.