Quarantine rules to be relaxed for business travelers

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Quarantine rules are set to be eased for business travellers in England.

The rules will be relaxed for top bosses of foreign multinational firms visiting English branches and bosses at firms planning to invest.

Returning executives will also be exempt from quarantine.

In each case, the business trips must result in a deal which creates or preserves 50 jobs or leads to a £100,000 investment or order, according to the Department for Transport.

The new rule will allow business people to travel to England from countries that are not on the UK’s list of travel corridors without having to isolate for 14 days on arrival.

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The move was announced in a tweet by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

https://twitter.com/grantshapps/status/1334543848333332482?s=20

The government said that Public Health England did not expect the new rules for business travellers to increase the risk of coronavirus transmission in the UK.

Nevertheless, it said the measures would remain under review.

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