In the UK, from December 15, the period of mandatory isolation for passengers arriving from abroad may be reduced from two weeks to five days, the Daily Mail reported on November 24.
The new rules will apply to tourists from countries with which England does not have tourist corridors.
It is noted that upon arrival, such passengers will be asked to do testing privately at their own expense, and in case of a negative result, they will be able to stay in quarantine for only five days. The cost of the service will be up to £ 120 ($ 160) per person.
At the same time, tourists who refuse to undergo testing will, as before, go into self-isolation for two weeks.
At the end of October, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that quarantine would be in effect in England from November 5 to December 2. Later it became known that it will be replaced by a three-tier system of local restrictions.
According to the Worldometer resource, by November 24, more than 1.5 million cases of coronavirus infection were detected in the UK, more than 55 thousand people died.