The number of days required to self-isolate on return will be reduced from 14 to five if a negative Covid test is provided

The travel industry has welcomed the change in quarantine rules that will allow passengers returning to the UK from high-risk countries to reduce the time they self-isolate to five days, if they can provide a negative Covid test result.

Travel companies have been campaigning against the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all returning travellers since it was introduced on 8 June. Paul Charles of the PC Agency, who led the Quash Quarantine campaign, with the backing of 500 travel and hospitality companies, said shorter quarantine will “boost travel confidence and bookings and enable quicker recovery in such a hard-hit sector”.

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Source: Gaurdian

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