It is very odd to hear that despite the spike in coronavirus cases, England has announced a new policy. The mandatory quarantine period shall be cut into less than a half.
England has proclaimed that should the visitors test negative their will cut down the obligatory 14-day quarantine period to five days.
This decision called the “Test to Release for International Travel” strategy. International travelers will need to reserve and pay for the COVID-19 test from an approved provider before they travel. Also, they are required to fill out a passenger locator form, regardless of which transportation system they use.
This new testing strategy is planned to allow passengers to travel more freely, visit their loved ones, and drive international business.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the UK has seen a total of 1531267 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic, with 1314888 of those cases being in England. Cases rose again in early November, but since the second lockdown, they have started a downward trend, although they are still higher than in the spring.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the U.S., has firmly recommended travelers to stay at home for the Thanksgiving holiday. They have also added some lines to the traveling protocol for Americans.
They should get tested three times if they must travel abroad: one to three days before travel to the destination, one to three days before the return flight, and again three to five days after returning, in addition to self-isolating for a week, even with negative results. This new policy does not seem to be aligned with the UK’s new strategy.
The horror is that both CNN and Dr. Anthony Fauci have told Yahoo News that the months to come will bring a “stunning number of deaths.”