Serbia removed from quarantine exemption

Serbia removed from quarantine exemption
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  • calendar-gray 10 July 2020

Serbia was removed from the English quarantine exemption list overnight following a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases, APA reports citing BBC News.

Some 300 new infections are being reported daily, prompting authorities to announce a state of emergency in several towns and cities in recent days.

"The Joint Biosecurity Centre, together with Public Health England, have updated their Coronavirus assessments of Serbia based on the latest data," a government spokesperson said.

"As a result, the government has decided to remove Serbia from the list of countries from which passengers arriving in England are exempted from the need to self-isolate.

"We've always been clear that we would act immediately to remove a country where necessary."
Scotland also requires those arriving from Serbia to self-quarantine.

The Department for Transport says the updated number of countries and overseas territories - from which travellers arriving into England, Wales and NI do NOT need to quarantine - is currently 75.

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