UK Travel Quarantine Will End for 75 Countries, Leaks Suggest

By Gary Cutlack on at

The 14-day compulsory quarantine for arrivals in the UK is about to end, government sources claim, with a massive list of 75 or so countries about to be added to the safe list and exempted from any special rules.

This comes from the Telegraph newspaper, which has reporters who routinely lunch with Conservative party members in places where you need to be a man with the right tie and handshake knowledge to even enter, so ought to be fairly on the money.

This would entirely bin the whole concept of the "air bridge" that was seen as the key to letting the more hardheaded members of society to go off for their summer holidays as if everything's fine, although the changes assume the other countries all want us going there. Which some of them may not.

A spokesperson said additional changes to the rules covering non-essential travel will be set out this week. The leak, however, says very nearly every EU country, the British territories, and Turkey, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand may be on the list. Meaning we'll be able to go there, then come back, just like normal. [Reuters]

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