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Business leaders arriving in England granted exemption from Covid quarantine

The Guardian

Bt Aubrey Allegretti

June 29, 2021

Ministers have been accused of making a “mockery” of quarantine rules after it was announced some business executives travelling to England will be able to temporarily leave self-isolation.

Rules for those arriving from amber list countries have been changed to let visitors entering the country bringing “significant economic benefit” interrupt their up to 10-day stay at home for important business activities.

The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, is understood to have backed the change, which was announced on Tuesday, due to concerns the UK was missing out on major investments and new jobs because of current quarantine rules.

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