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England Announces New COVID Test Plan for Travelers


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US travelers will soon be able to visit England and lessen the mandatory 14-day quarantine period with a new scheme set to roll out on December 15.

Since July, England has implemented a travel corridor approach to travel depending on which country visitors are coming from. Visitors from countries on the “safe” list have not had to quarantine, whereas visitors from countries not on the “safe” list, which includes the United States, have had to quarantine for 14 days.


Beginning December 15, England will roll out its ‘Test to Release’ program, which will cut down the quarantine period from 14 to 5 days.

Americans will now be able to travel to England where they will quarantine for five days, take a COVID-19 PCR test and skip the remainder of the 14-day quarantine if their test comes back negative.

Travelers will have to pay for the test themselves from a government-approved private provider.

“Ensuring that safe travel is possible has been a priority for the Global Travel Taskforce,” Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said in a statement. “This test on day five of the 14-day self-isolation period will identify positive coronavirus cases and allow those who test negative to return to work and see their loved ones while abiding by domestic coronavirus restrictions.”

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