Dozens of countries not in UK quarantine

Dozens of countries will be exempt from a travel quarantine from Monday, UK government sources have indicated.

Currently, most people arriving into the UK from anywhere apart from the Republic of Ireland have to self-isolate for two weeks.

Ministers had previously indicated they were working to establish a relatively small number of travel corridors.

Travel and tourism companies have been calling for urgent clarity over the corridors amid rising bookings.

Last weekend, the government said it would relax its advice on travel abroad and would rate countries as either green, amber or red, depending on the prevalence of the virus.

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UK quarantine ‘not being enforced’

Holidaymakers returning to the UK are currently required to quarantine for 14 days - Getty
Holidaymakers returning to the UK are currently required to quarantine for 14 days – Getty

Britain’s travel quarantine is not being enforced, according to new research, with no police fines issued since the rules came in on June 8. 

The BBC contacted all 43 police forces in England and Wales to ask how many fines had been issued. 

Of the 12 forces that replied, including Greater Manchester, West Midlands and Kent – where there are major ports and airports – none had given out fines. Some added that there had been no enforcement at all. 

There have also been no

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Taiwan offers fake flights for travel-starved tourists

By Ann Wang

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Starved of the travel experience during the coronavirus lockdown? One Taiwanese airport has the solution – a fake itinerary where you check in, go through passport control and security and even board the aircraft. You just never leave.

Taipei’s downtown Songshan airport on Thursday began offering travellers the chance to do just that, with some 60 people eager to get going, albeit to nowhere.

Around 7,000 people applied to take part, the winners chosen by random. More fake flight experiences will take place in coming weeks.

“I really want to leave the country, but

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UK will ditch travel quarantine for 75 countries, Daily Telegraph says

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government will effectively ditch its air bridge plans and simply end the coronavirus quarantine rules for those arriving from 75 countries so that people can go on holiday, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The newspaper said the UK would shortly lift a ban on non-essential travel to nearly all EU destinations, the British territories including Bermuda and Gibraltar, and Turkey, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.

A spokesman for the transport ministry declined immediate comment.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has been grappling with how to open up international travel after it imposed a 2-week quarantine for

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With EU Travel Ban Still in Place for U.S., Made-in-Italy Shoe Designers Adjust Their Entire Process

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Today marks the first day that the European Union will lift its travel ban, allowing residents of some 15 countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and possibly China (if the country lifts its own ban) to enter the EU after months of a pandemic-induced travel lockdown.

Noticeably, the list does not include the U.S. (or Brazil or Russia). For U.S.-based designers and brands, the continued travel ban has implications for the entire process of designing, sampling, production and merchandising — and even marketing and buying — in European fashion capitals like Milan

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