Quarantine: CBI reacts to rule changes by the government

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Responding to the news that people arriving in England from more than 50 countries will no longer need to quarantine from 10 July, CBI Deputy Director General Josh Hardie said: “This announcement marks a gear shift as the U.K. reopens for business. The travel industry and the wider economy depend on the movement of people and products across borders. The changes to the 14 day quarantine policy and the FCO foreign travel advice are a huge step forwards.

“There is more to do to ensure business travellers can move to and from even more countries that are vital trading partners. However, a continued focus on ensuring that international travel corridors are quickly agreed with partner countries, will accelerate the reawakening of our economy. This will help protect jobs, investment, and the country’s future as a global hub.”

“The UK can now take a leadership role on the world stage, devising testing procedures for international air travel that will be essential to restarting global routes.”

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