UK May Reimpose Quarantine on Travelers From Portugal | World news


The UK government is expected to announce the reimposition of 14 days of quarantine for arrivals from Portugal on Thursday, as decentralized nations differ compared to travelers from Greece.In the past three days, the number of coronavirus cases in Portugal has been over 20 per 100,000 people – the level at which the UK government plans to trigger quarantine conditions. The current seven-day average case rate is 22.7, up from 14.2 the previous week.

Ministers are therefore likely to remove Portugal from the safe list at a meeting Thursday after reviewing the latest risk assessment by the Joint Biosafety Center. If they do, the new rules for travelers arriving from Portugal will be imposed from 4 a.m. on Saturday – just two weeks after they are lifted.

A government source said: “Given the development of public health in Europe, expect an update around tea time on Thursday.”


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