Sweden and Germany removed from England's travel corridors

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FILE PHOTO: Passengers arrive at Heathrow Airport, as Britain launches its 14-day quarantine for international arrivals, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain
FILE PHOTO: Passengers arrive at Heathrow Airport, as Britain launches its 14-day quarantine for international arrivals, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it was removing Germany and Sweden from its list of countries where travellers would not have to quarantine on arrival in England.

"From 4 a.m. Saturday 7th November, if you arrive into the UK from these destinations you will need to self-isolate," transport minister Grant Shapps said on Twitter.

He added no countries were being added to the list of travel corridors. England entered a second countrywide lockdown on Thursday meaning people must stay at home, barring a limited number of exceptions.

(Reporting by Michael Holden. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)