COVID quarantine ‘to be cut to four days’ as ministers consider airport testing

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The government is set to introduce testing for coronavirus at airports, meaning the number of days required to quarantine will be slashed. Under current rules everyone entering the UK from an area deemed unsafe in terms of coronavirus spread has […]



The government is set to introduce testing for coronavirus at airports, meaning the number of days required to quarantine will be slashed. Under current rules everyone entering the UK from an area deemed unsafe in terms of coronavirus spread has to quarantine for 14 days. However under new plans based on the German model for self-isolation travellers entering Britain must present a negative COVID test certificate from a test taken 72 hours before they travel. They would then have to quarantine for four days on their arrival and take a second test on the fifth day, which if a negative result is produced would release the passenger from self isolation. Ministers are waiting for the green light from Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty before moving ahead, who along with Health Secretary Matt Hancock, is said to be cautious about the proposal. From Brexit breaking news to HD movie trailers, The Sun newspaper brings you the latest news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world. Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139

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