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Country and Regional Classifications

This page was last updated on 23 November 2020 at 15:30hrs 

 

The list of countries or regions is reviewed daily based on information publically available from the European Centre of Disease Control (ECDC), Public Health England and Santé Publique. Islands remote from their respective administrative mainland (e.g. Madeira, Canary Islands) will be reviewed separately once a suitable source of data is identified. The same also applies to French regions.

A list of data sources used by the ECDC can be found here. Please note that national updates are published at different times and in different time zones. This, and the time ECDC needs to process these data, may lead to discrepancies between the national numbers and the numbers published by ECDC. We would advise you to use all data with caution and awareness of their limitations. Data is subject to retrospective corrections; corrected datasets are released as soon as processing of updated national data has been completed. Information on how the ECDC collect the data can be found here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) data regarding cases in the United Kingdom is available at https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/cases. This includes an option to look at cases by local area in England. However, please take note of the dates associated to the data. We would advise you to use all data with caution and awareness of their limitations. Data is subject to retrospective corrections; corrected datasets are released as soon as processing of updated national data has been completed.

On Thursday 15th October, the CCA announced that countries and regions would be classified as Categories 1-4. Category 1 includes countries in which we have formed Air Bridges with, equivalent to Group C. Category 3 includes countries and regions which have a prevalence rate between 30 to 100 per 100,000 for 7 consecutive days, which is equivalent to Group B. Category 4 includes countries and regions which have a prevalence rate of more than 100 per 100,000 for 7 consecutive days. Category 2 countries and regions will be implemented in the near future, with a prevalence rate of less than 30 per 100,000 for 7 consecutive days. The full definitions and testing requirements of Categories 1-4 can be found here.

Travellers will be required to self-declare the countries or regions they have travelled to (or through) for the 7 days prior to their travel. Information has been provided online to help passengers determine regions using a detailed map of UK towns.

Changes to Categories 1-4

On Monday 23 November, Iceland, Guadeloupe and Oman moved from Category 4 to Category 3. 

The UK and Ireland

The following map for the UK and Ireland, including regional variations, has been published below. As with all countries, this will be reviewed daily and updated when required.

If you are unsure which region you have been in or through, please check this map, which shows the major towns and cities in each region in England.

UK and Ireland Regions Map - 18 November

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