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Travelling abroad is no longer a Covid risk

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Mark Holmes

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Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that travelling abroad is only marginally more risky for catching Covid than staying at home.

A recent survey by the ONS has revealed some goods news for travellers. It showed that the infection rate for people who travelled abroad in the last 30 days was almost the same as those who stayed in the UK.

Previously, the infection rate amongst travellers who had been abroad was higher. 

The ONS say "In the most recent fortnight (25 September to 08 October 2020) we no longer see a difference in positivity rates depending on travel abroad."

Participants reported travelling abroad to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Canaries and Turkey.