U.K. to Offer Hollywood Actors, Crew Exemption From Quarantine Rules

U.K. to Offer Hollywood Actors, Crew Exemption From Quarantine Rules
The U.K. government is to exempt some leading U.S. actors, such as Tom Cruise, and crew from its 14-day travel quarantine to allow Hollywood blockbusters to resume production.

The move follows a conversation between culture secretary Oliver Dowden and Cruise last week about restarting filming on the latest “Mission: Impossible” movie. The exemption will allow “Mission: Impossible 7” – starring and produced by Cruise – to restart filming at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, near London.

On Friday, the government published a list of countries whose citizens could enter England without going into quarantine for 14 days, but the U.S. was not on that list (see link here).

Dowden said: “The world’s biggest blockbusters and high-end TV shows are made in Britain. Our creativity, expertise and highly successful tax reliefs for our screen industries means that we are an in demand location that in turn delivers a great return for our economy.
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