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England eases COVID-19 rules for international travellers

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England eases COVID-19 rules for international travellers
England eases COVID-19 rules for international travellers   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

LONDON – England set out measures to boost international travel on Friday, abandoning expensive COVID-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated travellers, scrapping its traffic light system and adding eight countries to its safe list.

Travellers returning to England from Turkey, Pakistan, and the Maldives will not have to quarantine on their return as they are removed from the so-called COVID red list for travel, British transport minister Grant Shapps said.

Shapps also said under the new proposals destinations will simply be ranked low or high risk, instead of red, amber and green.

“We’re making testing easier for travel,” he said on Twitter.