UK allows 59 countries to travel in – Maldives excluded

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England, United Kingdom – Although England has reopened their boarders, which were temporarily closed due to Covid-19, they have unlocked travel to only a list of 59 countries, and Maldives is not included in it.

While England has only allowed countries that are Covid-19 controlled, the citizens of the 59 countries are allowed to enter the country without having to get quarantined.

However, England has not included Maldives in this list as Maldives is still not considered as a country that has Covid-19 under control. Therefore if traveling to the United Kingdom, Maldivians have to stay in quarantine for 14 days before entering the country.

While Maldives is opening it’s boarders on 15th of July, news from England has mentioned that one of the destination their citizens will travel the most to spend their holidays would be Maldives.

The Ministry of Tourism of Maldives has been advertising widely to consider travelling to Maldives as soon as the boarder opens.

Even though the boarders are set to open on 15th of July, majority of the resorts in Maldives have still not decided to reopen by the date.

The 59 countries that England has unlocked travel with are:

  • Andorra,
  • Germany
  • New Zealand
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Greece
  • Norway
  • Aruba
  • Greenland
  • Poland
  • Australia
  • Grenada
  • Réunion
  • Austria
  • Guadeloupe
  • San Marino
  • Bahamas
  • Hong Kong
  • Serbia
  • Barbados
  • Hungary
  • Seychelles
  • Belgium
  • Iceland
  • South Korea
  • Bonaire
  • Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Croatia
  • Jamaica
  • St Barthélemy
  • Curaçao
  • Japan
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • Cyprus
  • Liechtenstein
  • St Lucia
  • Czech Republic
  • Lithuania
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • Denmark
  • Luxembourg
  • Switzerland
  • Dominica
  • Macau
  • Taiwan
  • Faroe Islands
  • Malta
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Fiji
  • Mauritius
  • Turkey
  • Finland
  • Monaco
  • Vatican City
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Vietnam
  • French Polynesia
  • New Caledonia

The United States was also not included in the list as well and is expected to be designated as a “red list” travel destination as United States has a “very high” infection rate, stated UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

The United States has the highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the world, with more than 2.7 million confirmed cases, and a death toll of more than 128,000, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.