• UK drops quarantine for vaccinated travelers from US, EU

      UK drops quarantine for vaccinated travelers from US, EU

      UK introduced new rules related to arrivals from different countries. As of 1 August all vaccinated arrivals from US and EU excluding France may enter UK without quarantine which was mandatory until now, BBC elaborated. The UK government confirmed that the change will help to reunite family and friends whose loved ones live abroad. Airline bosses welcomed the move but are calling for more countries to be added to the UK's green travel list.

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    • UK ends quarantine for vaccinated visitors from US and EU, France excluded

      UK ends quarantine for vaccinated visitors from US and EU, France excluded

      Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and much of Europe will be able to enter Britain without quarantining starting next week, UK officials said Wednesday, AP reported. The British government said people who have received both doses of a vaccine approved by the FDA in the US or by the European Medicines Agency, which regulates drugs for the European Union and several other countries, will be able to take pre- and post-arrival coronavirus tests instead of self-isolating for 10 days after entering England.

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    • Fast vaccination drives up the UK economy

      Fast vaccination drives up the UK economy

      The UK economy would grow faster than previously expected this year on the back of fast vaccination rollout, shows a paper, issued by the International Monetary Fund. The Fund said that the prospects of rich and poor nations diverged more due to differing access to Covid vaccines, BBC elaborated. The forecast for the UK reaches as high as 7% growth of GDP.

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    • UK virus cases fall for seven days in a row to experts’ surprise

      UK virus cases fall for seven days in a row to experts’ surprise

      Britain registered lower coronavirus case numbers for seven days in a row on Tuesday, a decline that has surprised officials and experts. However, PM Boris Johnson called for caution, news wires reported. Recorded infection rates across the UK have dropped for seven consecutive days with 23,511 new cases announced on Tuesday compared to 46,558 a week earlier -- a fall of nearly 50%.

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    • UK reports a fall in number of new coronavirus cases for fifth day in a row

      UK reports a fall in number of new coronavirus cases for fifth day in a row

      The number of new daily cases of Covid-19 in the UK has fallen for the fifth day in a row, news wires reported. A total of 29,173 cases announced by the government on Sunday, were down from the 48,161 recorded a week ago on 18 July. It is the fifth day in a row that the number of daily reported cases has dropped, with average daily cases down 15% week on week. The last time cases fell for five consecutive days was between 5 and 9 February.

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    • Quarantine rules for workers to be eased in England to avoid shortages

      Quarantine rules for workers to be eased in England to avoid shortages

      The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting more than 10,000 workers from quarantine rules that had led to staff shortages and empty shelves and fears of panic-buying, AP reported. In an announcement late Thursday following mounting pressure from increasingly vexed retailers, the government outlined plans for daily Covid-19 testing of critical food industry workers that will effectively allow those who test negative to continue working even if they have been notified on their phones to self-isolate due to contact with someone with the virus.

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    • UK calls for big changes in post-Brexit trade rules, agreed with the EU

      UK calls for big changes in post-Brexit trade rules, agreed with the EU

      Tense post-Brexit relations between Britain and the European Union face further strain on Wednesday, when the UK calls for major changes to trade rules agreed on by both sides, AP reported. Brexit minister David Frost will set out proposals for smoothing out trade arrangements for Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK that has a land border with the 27-nation bloc. The divorce deal agreed before Britain’s departure means customs and border checks must be conducted on some goods moving between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

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    • Migrants cross English Channel en masse

      Migrants cross English Channel en masse

      At least 430 migrants crossed the English Channel on Monday on route from France to the UK, marking a new record for a single day, news wires reported. Around 50 people were seen landing on the beach in Kent after crossing in one dinghy. The group included women and children.

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