The UK imposes self-isolation to travelers from Spain and keeps an eye on the situation in France

Published by Manon C. · Published on 27 July 2020 at 17h25 · Updated on 28 July 2020 at 11h06
As the British government lifted mandatory self-isolation for travelers from Germany, France, and Italy, the country has decided to implement self-isolation again to travelers from Spain and keeps an eye on the health situation in France and Germany.

Are you planning to go to the United Kingdom this summer? So far, it is possible. As a matter of fact, this past Jly 10, the British government lifted the mandatory two-week self-isolation when entering the country to travelers coming from Germany, France, Spain, and Italy.

Yet, as the self-isolation period shall be reviewed every three weeks, the United-Kingdom has just re-implemented isolation to travelers from Spain in light of the current health situation and the resurgence of the epidemic in the country. A decision far from delighting British tourists.

For the record, earlier in June, Brandon Lewis said on Sky News: “People who are coming to the UK will have to do quarantine” in order to limit the propagation of the virus. “Obviously for the UK citizens coming back they'll be able to quarantine at home, for visitors they will need to make arrangements for here they can do that quarantine for 14 days” he went on.

Moreover, Care minister Helen Whately said on Monday July 27 that the health situation in France and in Germany too were followed very closely by the British government who is ready to make the two-week quarantine mandatory again for travelers coming from Germany and France if the situation was to worsen in both countries, as well as from other touristic destinations coveted by Britons.

"We must continue to monitor the situation and I think that is what the population expects of us," Helen Whately said. "If we see rates climbing in a country for which no quarantine is currently required...we will have to take action, because we cannot take the risk of the coronavirus being spread again across the UK".

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