İrem UZUN -TDO- England's coronavirus quarantine rules for more than 50 countries including Germany, France, Spain and Italy is to end, the British government said on Friday, allowing millions of holidaymakers to head to Europe's beaches for a summer break. From July 10, passengers visiting places viewed as low risk would not need to self-isolate when they return. Those from higher risk countries will have to quarantine for 14 days.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said finalizing the list of countries had been delayed - after scrapping the quarantine was announced last. Shapps told the BBC that countries on the list would be labelled as either amber or green, in line with a traffic-light system based on their prevalence of coronavirus: "Green" countries, such as New Zealand, have "very low" levels of coronavirus and will therefore have no restrictions for UK arrivals. "Amber" countries, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain, will have "reciprocal arrangements" in place, meaning travelers from the UK will not have to quarantine on arrival. Lastly, restrictions will remain in place for "red" countries, including the U.S., Brazil and Greece.
A risk assessment on selected destinations has been conducted by the Joint Biosecurity Centre, in consultation with Public Health England and the chief medical officer, Chris Whitty. Advertisement Experts have considered the prevalence of coronavirus, the number of new cases and potential trajectory of the disease in the destinations. All passengers, except those on a small list of exemptions, will still be required to provide contact information on arrival in the UK.