Namibia, Uruguay and U.S. Virgin Islands removed from England's safe list

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LONDON (Reuters) - England will remove Uruguay, Namibia and the U.S. Virgin Islands from its safe travel corridor list meaning arriving passengers will have to self-isolate from this weekend, British transport minister Grant Shapps said on Thursday.

People arriving in England from 4 a.m. Saturday from those destinations will be required to quarantine, he said.

"Providing certainty to those travelling over Xmas, we will only make emergency removals to the #TravelCorridor list if needed for the next two weeks," Shapps said on Twitter, adding the next scheduled changes would be on Jan. 7.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Alistair Smout)