Travel relief for Britons as government reviews two-week quarantine

  • Travel relief for Britons as government reviews two-week quarantine

Travel relief for Britons as government reviews two-week quarantine

A traffic light system will replace the quarantine requirement, with officials placing countries into green, amber and red categories based on the prevalence of coronavirus.

As well as allowing holidays overseas to take place this summer, the UK Government said the changes would provide a "vital lifeline for UK travel operators and those whose jobs rely on the travel industry". "I know both for airports, for airlines and actually for ground handlers as well, this coronavirus has been a complete disaster".

The existing quarantine measures have attracted widespread derision since their introduction, with critics suggesting they were brought in too late and applied to some countries where COVID-19 was not as rife as in the UK.

Air bridges, also referred to as journey corridors, is a way to let visitors from two nations around the world to journey amongst locations devoid of needing to quarantine on arrival or return.

Since June 8, all passengers - bar a handful of exemptions - have been required to go into self-isolation for a fortnight at a declared address when they arrive in the UK.

It added that a full list of the low-risk countries will be published next week and travel to those destinations will be able to resume the following week.

This measure though has been branded ineffective by airlines who say it will further damage the industries recovery.

But, with Home Secretary Priti Patel promising to review the restrictions every three weeks, the Government has signalled that the quarantine will be lifted for a host of destinations in time for the holiday season.

But easing the post-travel rules will come with tighter measures for mask-wearing.

In a assertion, the governing administration said the transfer will let individuals to "holiday getaway overseas this summer time, and also deliver a essential lifeline for British isles journey operators and those people whose work rely on the journey industry".

"The nation might have the idea it is not secure to get passengers in the united kingdom since if you are feeling the UK isn't secure you not ask them to fly into your nation", explained Schellenberg.

However, all travellers will be required by law to wear face coverings on planes and ferries, it added.

- The Prime Minister, according to a Telegraph report, will give a speech in the north of England on Tuesday unveiling his plan to fast-track the UK's recovery through transport investment after the coronavirus economic downturn.

It comes as lockdown breaches were witnessed across the country on Friday evening.