Chief Minister hints at ‘travel corridors’

Chief Minister, Howard Quayle, has held talks with his Guernsey counterpart to discuss the possibility of opening travel corridors with countries that are free of the coronavirus.

Mr Quayle said the issue was being explored where people from the Isle of Man and Guernsey could travel between each jurisdiction, and in due course countries with low infection rates such as Ireland could be considered, when the virus has been eliminated there.

The UK is expected to announce corridors with several Mediterranean countries in the next few days. Spain has already said UK visitors are now welcome, and would not require quarantine in the country. However, with British people expected to quarantine for two weeks on their return to the UK, the situation isn’t expected to change significantly. 

It’s thought the UK might remove the quarantine requirement within the next couple of weeks for countries with whom corridors have been established.