UK scrapping quarantine for many visitors, but not from US

Published: Jul. 3, 2020 at 6:02 AM CDT
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Britain is scrapping a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from about 60 countries deemed “lower risk” for the coronavirus, including France, Spain, Germany and Italy - but not the United States.

The change takes effect July 10, just over a month after the U.K. began requiring international arrivals to self-isolate for two weeks.

The full list of exempted countries will be announced later Friday, the government said. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said countries will be coded on a traffic-light system: green for low risk, amber for medium and red for high-risk.

The U.S., which has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the world, will be on the red list.