COVID-19: UK travel isolation to be cut to 6 days with negative test
UK to shorten quarantine period for COVID-19 negative visitors
The authorities of several European countries are concerned about the risk of the spread of the virus during the Christmas holidays
The UK announced on Tuesday that the isolation period for overseas travelers will be shortened if they test negative for COVID-19 a few days after arrival..
The current rules provide for a two-week quarantine. From December 15, travelers will have the opportunity to pay for the test in five days, and if the result is negative, they will be able to stop self-isolation..
In Germany, ahead of Christmas break, authorities are looking for ways to make family gatherings safer.
The authorities of 16 states have agreed on a plan to tighten restrictions in the weeks remaining before the holidays, and will be allowed to gather in small groups closer to Christmas. They will discuss this plan with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday..
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte also expressed concern about the upcoming vacation, urging residents not to plan trips to ski resorts.
Italy was among the hardest hit countries in the early stages of the pandemic. On Monday, it became the sixth country in the world to have the death toll topped 50,000.
Spain, which also became one of the first hotbeds, experienced a sharp decline in tourism, like many other regions. The National Statistical Office said on Tuesday that the number of booked nights in hotels in October decreased by 83 percent compared with the same period last year..
In the United States, they fear a further increase in the incidence in connection with the upcoming Thanksgiving Day. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges Americans to refrain from traveling around the country and not gathering in large groups.
There are over 59 million coronavirus cases worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University..
The first place in the number of cases is still the United States, where more than 12.4 million people fell ill. India is second with more than 9.1 million cases, followed by Brazil with 6 million.
The virus has claimed about 1.4 million lives worldwide. More than 257,000 deaths occur in the USA.
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