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U.K. to end compulsory quarantine for travelers from France, Germany, Spain and Italy


A worker disinfects the showers on the beach of La Muralla on May 25, 2020 in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain.

Juan Carlos Toro

The U.K. government is about to lift compulsory self-isolation for travelers from low-risk destinations starting next week.

Most travelers arriving in the U.K., even national citizens, had been forced to quarantine for two weeks since early June. At the time, the government argued that this was to contain the spread of the virus. However, the compulsory quarantine sparked strong opposition from airlines, with some even taking legal steps to challenge the move.

Spain, Germany, France and Italy are on the list of countries that will be exempted from quarantine…


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