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The UK government has said it would allow nationals arriving from 75 countries like France, Greece and Spain without observing its 14-day coronavirus quarantine rules in its efforts to revive tourism sector.
The UK government also says it 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 Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “As we set out earlier this week, we will be easing health measures at the border by allowing passengers arriving from specific countries and territories to be exempted from self-isolation requirements.”
According to the spokesman, the next steps in the policy would be set out this week. “Johnson’s government has been grappling with how to open up international travel after it imposed a two-week quarantine for arrivals, which has added to the woes of the tourism and travel industry”.
A junior Housing, Communities and Local Government minister, Simon Clarke, said the government wanted to get the tourism sector back on its feet.
“We will provide this announcement as soon as it is safe. Clearly we want to get the tourism sector back on its feet as quickly as we can and I’m sure that we will be able to give good news in the near future,” says Clarke.Follow us on social media