British holidaymakers could be banned from entering the EU after Brexit under strict coronavirus travel rules that affect non-EU countries – unless officials grant a last-minute exemption. The rules allow non-essential travel into the EU from just a handful of third-party countries where infection rates are very low, such as Australia and New Zealand. Despite the UK having lower infection rates than 18 of the 27 EU member states, officials say there are currently no plans to add Britain to the ‘safe’ list. And Britain would not automatically be exempt even if Boris Johnson were to strike an 11th hour deal with EU chief Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels this week. British tourists could be banned from travelling to the EU from January 1 under strict coronavirus rules, despite the UK having an infection rate that is below many EU member states (pictured above, Covid infection rate per million people based on a seven day average) The UK also has a lower death rate from the virus than many other major European countries and tourist destinations, including the likes of Italy, France and Portugal To qualify for the list, countries must have an infection rate that is equal to… Read full this story
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