UK ditches quarantine for low-risk arrivals

Britons should be able to take a summer holiday after all.

As the country prepares to ditch its 14-day quarantine for people arriving from countries it sees as low risk.

And official travel advice, warning against all but essential travel outside Britain, will be eased for some countries and regions.

The changes will happen in two weeks' time, all being well.

An expert panel will put nations into red, amber and green categories depending on COVID-19 risk.

Passengers arriving from green and amber countries will no longer have to quarantine themselves for 14 days after arriving.

The countries falling into those categories should be announced next week.

According to the BBC, the new travel corridors are expected to include France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and Turkey -- but not Portugal or Sweden where infection rates are up.

The two-week quarantine was introduced on June 8, to heavy criticism from airlines, airports and the hospitality industry.