United States excluded from Britain to which a ’14-day quarantine period for people arriving in England from more than 50 countries, including Germany, France, Spain and Italy.
United States will be on a “red list”
The US will be on a “red list” of high-risk countries that people in England are advised not to visit for non-essential reasons because of its continued high level of coronavirus cases, the government has confirmed. Travelers to the UK currently have to self-isolate for two weeks. The quarantine constraints only came into force in early June, in a bid to stop coronavirus enrolling the country at a time when UK infections were dropping.
People in Britain can already visit Spain, Italy, France and Germany without having to quarantine for 14 days on their return.
United States (US) on Thursday recorded over 53,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, confirmed Johns Hopkins University. Apart from the infections, over 600 COVID-related deaths were also reported in the country during the same period.
According to the Baltimore-based university’s tracker, around 53,069 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to a staggering 27,35,339. Meanwhile, the university also recorded 649 new fatalities due to COVID-19, which took the virus-related death toll in the US to 1,28,677.
Health expert Anthony Fauci expressed concern over the rising COVID-19 cases in the country saying, “We are not flattening the curve right now. The curve is still going up.”
People arriving from selected countries will be able to enter England without needing to self-isolate except for a ’14-day quarantine period for people arriving in England from more than 50 countries, including Germany, France, Spain and Italy.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps Say all amber countries – including France, Germany, Italy and Spain – would have “mutual methods” in place, meaning travelers from the UK will not have to quarantine on arrival there either, Mr Shapps said.
A red list of countries, including the US, for which restrictions would remain in place, Mr Shapps added. Green categorized countries, which have “very low” levels of coronavirus, would have restrictions for UK arrivals, he said. “I take New Zealand as a good example” he added. Click here to know What we need to learn from New Zealand, which won CoronaVirus.
The Foreign Office is also improving its warning against all non-essential international travel from Saturday.