The Prime Minister stressed he would unfold his plan “for living with COVID-19” when parliament returns from a short recess on February 21, VisaGuide.World reports.

“Provided the current encouraging trends in the data continue, it is my expectation that we will be able to end the last domestic restrictions — including the legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive – a full month early,” Johnson pointed out in this regard, as reported by CNN.

At present, authorities in England oblige all persons who test positive to stay self-isolated for at least five days if they have been contacted by the National Health Service’s Contact. However, such rules are about to expire on March 24.

The Coronavirus infection cases in the United Kingdom have marked a notable decrease since a peak in January; however, they continue to remain high.

According to the figures provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), a total of 17,932,807 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus in the United Kingdom, while 158,677 people have died during the same period.

The same source shows that in the last seven days, a total of 504,458 people have tested positive for the virus, while a total of 1,802 people have died.

Despite such figures, authorities in the United Kingdom are attempting to change the approach to the virus, following the example of other European countries.

Authorities in European countries have started to accept the virus as part of everyday life instead of considering it a deadly scourge requiring tight entry rules and travel restrictions to halt its further spread.

Recently, Denmark announced that it lifted all the restrictions imposed to stop the further spread of the virus. At the same time, Sweden’s government also permitted the entry for travelers from European Union and Schengen Zone countries without obliging them to follow additional entry requirements such as testing or quarantine rules.

Several other European countries have also started to ease their travel restrictions in order to ease the travel process, despite the current epidemiological situation, in order to prevent another devastating situation for the travel and tourism industry, which like other sectors, has been highly affected by the Coronavirus and its new strains.

Authorities in the United Kingdom previously announced that they would facilitate their entry rules as part of efforts to get back to everyday life.

Last month authorities in the United Kingdom announced that the country would allow entry for travelers from other countries to enter the UK without undergoing a testing process when reaching Britain, provided they have completed their immunization process against the virus.

Besides, UK authorities also announced that the quarantine requirement would be abolished for unvaccinated travelers. 

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