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Published on Friday, November 13, 2020

Travel quarantine changes coming 'very soon'

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will soon make an announcement on a new system that will mean quarantine can be reduced for people arriving from destinations not on the UK government's travel corridor.

He told BBC Breakfast the government wants to reduce the period of time people have to quarantine through a test and release scheme.

He said: "I will be saying more on the travel part of that very soon and I will be able to describe a system which would help to reduce the amount of time that people have to spend in quarantine as we look to get things going as we get this mass testing going and as we get this vaccine going."

Asked if it could be brought down from two weeks to one, he told Sky News: "We have said we're actively working on that [reducing both the quarantine and self-isolation periods] and I'll be saying more about the international side of that very soon."

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