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UK to ease travel restrictions for COVID-19 ‘low-risk’ countries

The UK is set to waive its 14-day quarantine for people arriving from countries it considers to be low risk for coronavirus.

Next week, the UK government will relax rules that forced all arriving travellers to quarantine for two weeks.

Instead, the United Kingdom will introduce a traffic light system, with countries grouped together based on their coronavirus infection rates.

It is a move that could throw a lifeline to Europe’s tourism industry.

EU diplomats are also considering lifting some pan-European travel bans.

Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports from London.