UK relaxes quarantine guidelines


London, July 10

Travellers arriving within the UK from dozens of nations will now not should self-isolate for 2 weeks ranging from Friday onwards.

The guidelines have been being relaxed for arrivals from 75 international locations and British abroad territories. From Friday morning, folks arriving within the UK from France, Italy, Belgium, Germany and dozens of different international locations will now not should spend 14 days in quarantine.

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But individuals who arrived from these international locations at an earlier level within the final two weeks will nonetheless be anticipated to finish their interval of isolation, the federal government stated.

On Friday, the UK authorities modified its recommendation for Serbia, now not permitting travellers to return with out quarantining. But Scotland, which from Friday has additionally made face coverings necessary in outlets, has stated it should proceed to quarantine passengers from international locations with the next prevalence of Covid-19 than its personal. It means folks arriving in Scotland from Spain will nonetheless face quarantine guidelines.

The Scottish authorities stated knowledge from the UK authorities confirmed the prevalence of the virus in Spain is 330 folks per 100,000, in contrast with 28 folks per 100,000 in Scotland. — IANS



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