UK to do away with travel quarantine for 75 countries, Daily Telegraph says
LONDON (UK) – The British government will effectively drop its air bridge plans and put an end to the coronavirus quarantine rules for the people arriving from 75 countries so that they can go on holiday, according to reports from The Daily Telegraph.
The newspaper said the UK would soon remove a ban on non-essential travel to almost all EU destinations, the British territories including Bermuda and Gibraltar, and Turkey, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.
A spokesman for the transport ministry refused to immediately comment on it.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has been struggling with how to open up international travel after it enforced a two-week quarantine for arrivals, which has added to the problems of the tourism and travel industry.
Britain said on Friday that it would give up on the 14-day quarantine period for people arriving from countries such as France, Greece and Spain.
Simon Clarke, a junior housing, communities and local government minister, said the government was prepping itself on an announcement with regard to travel.
Clarke told Sky, “We will provide this announcement as soon as it is safe. We will be talking further about the same this week.”
He said, “Clearly we want to get the tourism sector back on its feet as quickly as we can and I’m sure that we will be able to give good news in the near future.”
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