Green, Amber or Red | UK Relaxes Quarantine Rules
LONDON: UK overseas summer holidays are to be given the green light, with the Government set to announce it is relaxing its quarantine rules.
The existing rules will be replaced by a traffic light system that will see countries allocated a green, amber or red label, depending on the level of coronavirus in the destination.
Only those passengers arriving back from red category countries will have to self-isolate for 14 days, but all travellers will have to give an address where they plan to stay on their return. More details will be made available on Monday, June 30.
The official said: “This policy is a crucial part of our plan to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections in the UK and will continue to be so.”
It warned that it would re-impose a quarantine ‘if any risks re-emerge in the UK or within those countries’.
The Government said: “The full list of low-risk countries in the green and amber categories will be published next week and it is expected travel will be able to resume with countries on our Covid travel list the following week.”
An ABTA spokesperson said: “It is encouraging that the Government has concluded its first review of its Public Health Measures at the border, and that passengers arriving from certain destinations will not be required to quarantine.
“Confirmation of the list of countries is eagerly anticipated by the travel industry, and should encourage customers to book.
“The blanket Foreign Office advice against all but essential travel is still a major impediment to travel, however, and we look forward to the Government adopting a similar risk-based approach to that advice.”