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Travel England Cuts 14-day Quarantine to Five Days for Travelers With Negative Test Results

06:35  25 november  2020
06:35  25 november  2020 Source:   travelandleisure.com

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  Five More States Added to New York’s Travel Restrictions List Thirty-five U.S. states and territories are now listed under the New York and Tri-State area’s executive orders for 14-day quarantine placed on incoming visitors from high-risk regions.In a joint effort with its Tri-State neighbors, New Jersey and Connecticut, enacted in June, New York has maintained a running list of U.S. states from which inbound visitors are required to complete a 14-day quarantine upon arrival, regardless of their method of travel. The criteria to determine high-risk states is a positive testing rate higher than ten in every 100,000 residents or a testing positivity rates of higher than ten percent, each measured on a seven-day, rolling average.

' Cutting the quarantine time from 14 days to five has the potential to make a huge difference.' The Government's Global Travel Taskforce, which was launched last month, is understood to have recommended a seven- day quarantine period, with travellers returning from Covid hotspots tested

Travellers arriving in England will be able to end their quarantine period with a negative coronavirus test after five days from December 15. But they can reduce the 14 - day period by paying for a test from a private firm after five days at a cost of £65-£120. Results will normally be issued in 24 to 48

In the midst of its second nationwide lockdown through Dec. 2, England has announced that it will be cutting its mandatory 14-day quarantine period for international visitors down to five days, if they test negative after that isolation period.

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The announcement was made on Tuesday by transport secretary Grant Shapps and will apply to travelers who arrive from countries outside its travel corridor, including the United States, starting on Dec. 15, 2020.

Called the “Test to Release for International Travel” strategy, international travelers will need to book and pay for their COVID-19 test from an approved private provider before they travel, as well as complete a passenger locator form, whether they’re arriving by plane, boat, or train.“Our new testing strategy will allow us to travel more freely, see loved ones and drive international business,” Shapps said. “By giving people the choice to test on day 5, we are also supporting the travel industry as it continues to rebuild out of the pandemic.”

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" Cutting the quarantine time from 14 days to five has the potential to make a huge difference." The government's Global Travel Taskforce, which launched last month, recommended a seven- day quarantine period, which would mean travellers would be tested after five days and released two

LONDON (AP) — Just in time for holiday travelers , England is cutting the two-week quarantine facing people arriving from regions not on Britain's coronavirus safe list, reducing it to as little as five days if they test negative for COVID-19. Just in time for holiday travelers , England is cutting the

a man and a woman standing in front of a building: Despite the spike in coronavirus cases, England announced a new policy cutting the mandatory quarantine period by more than half. © HOLLIE ADAMS/AFP via Getty Despite the spike in coronavirus cases, England announced a new policy cutting the mandatory quarantine period by more than half.

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The UK has seen a total of 1,531,267 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, with 1,314,888 of those cases being in England, as reported by the UK government’s coronavirus data site. Cases spiked again in early November, but have started a downward trend as the second lockdown went into place Nov. 5, though they are still exponentially higher than in the spring.

Despite the UK’s hope to rebuild the travel industry, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the U.S., in addition to recommending travelers stay put for the Thanksgiving holiday, also released new recommendations over the weekend for Americans to get tested three times if they must travel abroad: one to three days before travel to the destination, one to three days before the return flight, and again three to five days after returning, in addition to self-isolating for a week, even with negative results.

The news all comes as coronavirus numbers in the U.S. are hitting dire highs, with one model projecting that the nation will hit 20 million cases in less than two months, CNN reported, and Dr. Anthony Fauci telling Yahoo News that the coming months will bring a “stunning number of deaths.”

The demand for COVID-19 testing is up across the US, stressing labs and delaying results. Is it a sign of things to come? .
Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp said higher COVID-19 testing demand across the U.S. means results will take longer, possibly up to three days.Amid a record demand for testing ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend, Quest Diagnostics said this week that it's taking up to three days to complete a test after receiving a sample. LabCorp, another large private lab company, said higher testing demand means it now takes up to two days to complete a test.

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