Tag: Quarantine

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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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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Is it safe to travel to Italy this summer and will I have to quarantine?

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Getty/iStock

As tentative signs start to emerge of a revival for the travel industry, our minds are turning to potential holiday destinations for this summer.

While it may have started out as the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, Italy has since managed to admirably flatten the curve and open up to visitors again.

But can British holidaymakers get there? And will we be welcome if we do?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Am I allowed to travel to Italy from the UK?

At the moment, the Foreign Office is advising against all non-essential international travel – including

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ET’s Kevin Frazier to Appear on Travel Channel’s ‘Ghost Adventures: Quarantine’

ET’s Kevin Frazier is returning to Ghost Adventures! Following a terrifying experience during a set visit for the Travel Channel show last year, Frazier is set to appear on Thursday’s episode of Ghost Adventures: Quarantine to discuss his frightening ordeal with host Zak Bagans.

The mini-series follows Bagans throughout the two weeks he spent quarantining in his Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, amid the coronavirus pandemic. In an exclusive clip from Thursday’s episode, Bagans encounters a paranormal entity walking near the Devil’s Rocking Chair.

The creepy clip takes place in the same room where, months earlier, Frazier experienced

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