Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia and the St. Vincent archipelago in the Caribbean were added to the list today by the British Ministry of Transport, following an assessment of the risk of infection with Covid-19.
As of 28 July, people travelling from these countries to England do not need to comply with the required 14-day quarantine, then the rest of the nations (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) must apply the British Government's decision.
The Ministry of Transport adds that the re-evaluation of this list continues to be done every four weeks, but adds that it may introduce "changes weekly (if necessary), to reflect the changing panorama of international health" and impose restrictions if the health situation of a country deteriorates.
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WHO and Worldometer Data for each country for confirmed cases per week.
Week ending 29/6/20 - 2380 cases
Week ending 6//7/20 - 2652 cases
Week ending 13/7/20 - 2169 cases
Week ending 20/7/20 - 760 cases
On 760 cases that is roughly 7.6 per 100,000 infection rate.
The Algarve is roughly 3 per 100,000 now.
Week ending 29/6/20 - 2589 cases
Week ending 6//7/20 - 4590 cases
Week ending 13/7/20 - 9016 cases
Week ending 20/7/20 - 8865 cases
On 8865 cases that is roughly 18.7 per 100,000 infection rate.
The ONS last figures for England is estimated at 2,800 new cases per day or 19,600 per week for the week ending 20/7/20 and also states that the current infection rate is 5.2 per 100,000.
As such the Algarve is less than England and the whole of Portugal is just above England with the most telling factor being that Spain is on and Portugal off even though Spain has a rising infection rate over the last three weeks and Portugal has declined.
As such Portugal is now 7.6 per 100,000 and Spain is 18.7 per 100,000 infection rate.