UK authorities are considering introducing a “COVID Passports” that will permit those that have had the disease travel and return without going into quarantine on their return.
Though COVID Passports and travel corridors would give families the opportunity to travel abroad this summer, the new quarantine regime for arrivals is meeting with resistance.
The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, said quarantine was vital to prevent new cases of coronavirus being brought in from abroad.
“You must provide the address at which you will be staying in the UK – and self-isolate there. You will not be allowed to leave that address at all, or receive visitors, for 14 days.”
However, some lawmakers said quarantine should not be used to ‘punish’ countries who ‘have handled the coronavirus better than us.’
France, for instance, expressed anger that UK didn’t exempt arrivals from its territory and threatened to do same.