The quarantine period in England will be reduced from 14 days to five days in a bid to boost air travel before Christmas.
Under a new "test and release" scheme to be introduced on December 15, travelers arriving into England from high-risk countries can cut their quarantine time if they test negative for COVID-19. The scheme requires arrivals traveling into England from countries not on the travel green list to self-isolate for five days and then take a single coronavirus test on the fifth day, which is paid for by the passenger and costs £100. The test has a fast turnaround time with results usually provided within an hour.