The UK to Cut Quarantine Period to Just Five Days

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After the testing facility at the UK airports, the quarantine travel restrictions could be less than 14 days.

As the aviation industry is struggling hard with the government’s 14 days quarantine restriction. So they have submitted proposals to ministers in which they have requested that people returning from countries on the Government’s coronavirus ‘red list’ be tested on arrival. 

However, we can test people again after three or five days. After two negative tests, they should be free to leave self-quarantine will be considering this proposal at a meeting scheduled for later this week. 

There is a great pressure on the government to reduce the 14-day self-quarantine rule. Due to this rule, the travel and tourism industries are suffering losses.

Swissport and Collinson Group, aviation services companies, submitted plans for a dual testing system to Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Friday.

Many European countries, including Germany and France, already have tested on arrival systems set up at their airports.

The latest push for airport testing comes after the Government last week added Croatia, Austria, and Trinidad & Tobago to the banned travel list. 

Countries Back on Quarantine List

However, the government has restricted non-essential travel to France and Spain due to spike in cases.

There are growing concerns Greece could also soon be subject to quarantine restrictions. 

However, a fall in infection rates means holidays to Portugal are now back on. 

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said last week when he announced the latest travel advice that people needed to be prepared for a quick change in circumstances when booking holidays. 

He said on Thursday, “Data shows we need to remove Croatia, Austria, and Trinidad & Tobago from our list of #coronavirus Travel Corridors to keep infection rates DOWN.”

“If you arrive in the UK after 0400 Saturday from these destinations, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.”

“Data also shows we can now add Portugal to those countries INCLUDED in Travel Corridors.”

“As with all air bridge countries, please be aware that things can change quickly. Only travel if you are content to unexpectedly 14-day quarantine if required (I speak from experience!)”

“If you arrive in the UK after 0400 Saturday from these destinations, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.”

“Data also shows we can now add Portugal to those countries INCLUDED in Travel Corridors.”

“As with all air bridge countries, please be aware that things can change quickly. Only travel if you are content to unexpectedly 14-day quarantine if required (I speak from experience!)”

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