The UK to introduce 14-day Quarantine for International Arrivals

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Britain is to introduce a quarantine period of 14 days for those arriving in the UK, Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis confirmed Friday (May 22) and said ministers would give details later.

The new arrangements will be explained by Priti Patel, Home Secretary, at the daily coronavirus press briefing, Lewis told Sky News.

“We’re a country that welcomes people from all over the world. But it is appropriate that we say that if you’re coming to the United Kingdom, we need to protect your own health and the health of the people of the United Kingdom,” he said.

“And the best way to do that is to ensure people do go through that quarantine period to ensure they have no symptoms and are not able to add to the spread of the virus.”

He added that British citizens will be able to complete the quarantine at home. Airlines and airport operators have previously warned that a 14-day quarantine will cause significant economic damage to the UK’s tourism and travel industries.

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