Air bridges allowing tourists to travel to France, Italy, Spain, Germany and other countries were confirmed late last night. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will today set out exemptions from a number of countries from its ‘all but essential’ travel guidance from July 4. However the measures exempting travellers from quarantine will not be in force until July 10. The majority of passengers will still have to provide contact details when they arrive in England. Those who have been through countries still on the quarantine list in the past 14 days will still have to self-isolate for two weeks. The changes will be announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today following a risk assessment by the Joint Biosecurity Centre, in close consultation with Public Health England and the Chief Medical Officer. Speaking today, Mr Shapps said travellers to England from around 60 countries and overseas territories will no longer have to quarantine when they arrive in the UK. The government is expected to announce a list of countries that will form part of the quarantine-free air bridge to restart the tourism industry The Transport Secretary said the Government will be publishing a full list of countries that will be exempt later… Read full this story
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