Business leaders arriving in England granted exemption from Covid quarantine | Coronavirus

Overseas business leaders will no longer need to quarantine when arriving in England if their trip is likely to be of significant economic benefit to the UK, the government has announced.

Company executives wishing to travel to England to make a “financial investment in a UK-based business” or for “establishing a new business within the UK” will be exempt but they will need written permission.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said: “This exemption is designed to enable activity that creates and preserves UK jobs and investment, while taking steps to ensure public health risks are minimised.”

But the governmentsaid business leaders would not qualify for an exemption if the activities could be carried out remotely via telephone or email, or by another person.

“Significant economic benefit” is considered to be having a greater than 50% chance of creating or preserving at least 500 UK-based jobs, or creating a new UK…

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