The Prime Minister has announced that the quarantine scheme for UK arrivals has been postponed. The quarantine will apply to those traveling by air, sea or rail.
The Prime Minister announced on the 10th of May that travellers who enter the UK by air will need to self-isolate to prevent the spread of Covid. With this said, the government has now declared that the Covid quarantine scheme for UK arrivals has been postponed until June.
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Covid quarantine for UK arrivals postponed
The government announced that those travelling by air, sea or rail will be affected. The policy will be carried out as soon as possible and the guide will become available by the end of May. According to Grant shaps, the quarantine scheme will be put into action come early next month.
Slowly restarting their services from July will be airlines and holiday companies, including Ryanair and Tui. After, the prime minister’s spokesperson confirmed that any modifications that are implemented will be reviewed every three weeks. This is to assure that they conform to the newest scientific advice and that they are working and of use.
Reasoning behind Covid quarantine
The travel association Abta wishes for the quarantine scheme to have more than one purpose, including consideration of FCO travel advice”. The Foreign Office warns against all but essential travel abroad.
Abta’s chief executive, Mark Tanzer, said that health and science-based advice should lie at the heart of all quarantine actions. It should be specific and limited to what is sacred to safeguard public health, and the measures should be announced with anticipation.