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Croatia and Turkey could join France on UK quarantine list throwing holiday plans into chaos after coronavirus spike

CROATIA and Turkey could join France on the UK’s quarantine list as Covid-19 cases in the countries continue to rise.

Thousands of Brits have jetted off to the holiday hotspots – but they could face two weeks in self-isolation on their return.

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The troubling news for Brit holidaymakers just hours after Greece was identified as another holiday hotspot to have seen a spike in Covid-19 cases.

Turkey recorded its highest daily number of cases since June, with 1,256 positive tests and 21 deaths in the past 24 hours.

Currently, Turkey’s air bridge with the UK remains intact, meaning Brits can holiday there without needing to isolate for 14 days on their return.

But the country has seen cases steadily rise in recent weeks and it now has 248,117 positive tests and 5,974 deaths.

There are currently 18.5 infections per 100,000 people, a rise on the 15.8 recorded last month.

While UK travel is allowed, the country has its own entry requirements for British tourists.

All arrivals must have health assessments, including temperature checks, at the airport, while anyone with coronavirus symptoms must have a PCR test.

Anyone who tests positive for Covid-19 is forced to quarantine at a location determined by the Ministry of Health or at a private hospital at your own expense.

Turkey has also warned that any hotels which don’t follow the strict new safety guidelines will be closed at short notice.

Croatia recorded 162 new infections on Sunday, meaning it has passed the Government’s travel quarantine threshold.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said any country recording above 20 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in a week could “trigger” the introduction of quarantine measures.

The number of cases in Croatia has risen to 29.3 per 100,000, sparking fears it will soon be removed from the UK’s safe list.

The country has seen a total of 6,571 Covid-19 cases and 166 deaths.

Around 20,000 British tourists in Croatia could be forced to rush home if the rules change, travel industry experts estimate.

It comes after thousands of Brits headed home from France to beat the quarantine deadline.

Holidaymakers attempted a mad dash back to the UK in a bid to avoid the two-week enforced quarantine that came into force from 4am on Saturday.

Thousands of Brits evacuated amid a spike in coronavirus cases.

Terrified kids were worried they could miss the start of school after months stuck at home due to lockdown.

Pupils who failed to return to the UK in time will still be in isolation when the majority of schools go back on September 2.

One family even drove 12 hours across France in a bid to make one of the final Eurostar journeys before quarantine rules changed.

Adding to the travel chaos, British Airways hiked flight prices and Eurostar demand soared.

P&O Ferries also reported a surge in interest with more than 8,000 searches for tickets this morning. 

But travellers were warned not to rush to ports and terminals – amid fears they could be turned away.

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