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UK updates quarantine list

The UK government has imposed quarantine measures on arrivals from a host of countries, with people entering the country from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Aruba all required to self-isolate for 14 days from 04:00 BST on Saturday.

Quarantine should have been in place earlier, committee says

The Home Affairs Committee has said that the government could have curbed the spread of Covid-19 in the UK if it had introduced its quarantine on arrivals into the country at an earlier stage.

Airport testing no “silver bullet” says Dowden

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has warned that Covid-19 testing at UK airports will not work as a “silver bullet” preventing the need for quarantine on arrival.

Mixed response to Spain’s removal from quarantine-free list

Health minister Helen Whately has said the government made the “right” choice and acted “rapidly and decisively” by removing Spain from the UK’s quarantine free list over the weekend, despite criticism from the travel industry and Labour.

Covid-19: UK quarantine exemptions list now live

From Friday this week, travellers entering the UK from countries on the quarantine exemptions list are not required to self-isolate for 14 days.

UK government wins OneWeb bid

The UK government has taken a £400 million [$500 million] stake in bankrupt satellite firm OneWeb as it plans to replace the EU Galileo sat-nav system when the UK’s membership of it ends in January 2021.

France, Spain, Germany and Italy included on quarantine free list

The government has published a list of countries which will be exempt from the UK Covid-19 quarantine law from July 10, with travellers from France, Spain, Germany and Italy among others no longer required to go into self-isolation on arrival.

Former transport minister criticises quarantine law as government looks to scrap air bridge plans

Conservative MP and former transport minister Theresa Villiers has taken aim at the Covid-19 quarantine law for new arrivals in the UK, saying it has not been worth the damage caused to the travel industry.

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