England Removes Quarantine Restrictions for 50 Countries but not the US

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England is lifting quarantine restrictions for 50 countries but not the US.

England will not lift their 14-day quarantine requirement on travelers from the US despite lifting it for 50 other countries. On July 10 travelers from Italy, Spain, Germany, France and many others will be able to travel to England without self-isolating.

"All international forms of travel to England will be included, and travelers from a smaller list of countries will also be exempt from contact tracing requirements", NPR reports. "The Department for Transport said officials will continue to review the list of exempt countries and reinstate the quarantine rule if the risk of coronavirus spread increases."

This change comes after the month-long self-isolation rule for foreign travelers has decimated the British travel industry. Officials have said that they hope countries will respond by reducing restriction on British travelers. The European Union also left the US off its list of countries that can travel to the EU.

"The United States has more than 2.7 million confirmed cases, according to Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus tracker, though health experts believe the actual number may be far higher."

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