LONDON: The British government said Friday it will end coronavirus self-quarantines for people arriving from about 60 countries and regions, including Japan, effective on July 10.
Since June 8, Britain has been requiring travelers from foreign countries except for Ireland to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
The decision, which came after the European Union earlier this week lifted coronavirus-related travel restrictions, is designed to attract tourists from overseas.
However, it is unclear whether traffic between Britain and Japan will increase, given that Tokyo still requires self-quarantines for travelers from Britain and has issued an advisory against travel to Britain.
Britain’s lifting of the self-quarantine requirement applies only to travelers arriving in England.