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Holiday quarantine “to be slashed” after lockdown

Holiday quarantine “to be slashed” after lockdown

Author: Rafi Benady | Monday 9th November 2020

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As it stands there is a compulsory two-week quarantine in place for Brits returning from abroad, but that’s set to change, according to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

Mr Shapps said the Government’s global travel taskforce is making progress on developing a testing regime to ‘much reduce’ the quarantine period.

Speaking to the Airport Operators Association annual conference, Mr Shapps said: “This will consist of a single test for arrivals into the UK provided by the private sector at a cost to the passenger, allowing us a much-reduced period of self-isolation.

“Beyond the lockdown, this should encourage more people to be able to book flights with confidence, knowing there is an option which allows them to shorten self-isolation if they’re going somewhere which isn’t in – or does become outside – a travel corridor.

He added: “I know it’s been incredibly confusing for passengers trying to understand the different testing regimes for different nations around the world.”