UK COVID-19 deaths hit 43,550 as another 36 patients die

Elias Hubbard
June 29, 2020

Passengers arrive at Heathrow Airport, as Britain launches its 14-day quarantine for worldwide arrivals, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, June 8, 2020.

The government has confirmed the relaxation of quarantine restrictions to a "Covid travel list" of countries considered "low-risk", but given few details, saying a list of destinations would be published this week.

Britons should be able to take a summer holiday after all.

British holidaymakers are expected to be allowed to travel to several European countries from July 6 without having to be quarantined for 14 days when they return, local media reported Saturday. "Naturally people will want to enjoy the sun but we need to do so in a way that is safe for all", he said on Twitter.

Countries will be classified as green, amber or red depending on the risk assessment and arrivals from those in the green and amber categories will be exempt from quarantine. "But we will not hesitate to put on the brakes if any risks re-emerge".

The countries falling into those categories should be announced next week.

The two-week quarantine was introduced on June 8, to heavy criticism from airlines, airports and the hospitality industry.

The Foreign Office will next week announce those countries where it considers the public health risk is no longer unacceptably high.

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