The government has announced that travelers arriving from “high-risk countries” will have to spend their isolation in “quarantine hotels”.
People arriving in the UK are now picked up at the airport and transported to “government provided accommodation”.
This includes hotels, reports the mirror.
Similar hotels already exist in Australia and New Zealand, where travelers are escorted from airports to hotels, where they have to stay in their room for the entire period of self-isolation.
However, the new quarantine hotels aren’t mandatory for all arrivals in the UK – only for those traveling back from the 30 countries.
Travel is already completely banned for non-British people who have been to these 30 countries in the past 30 days.
This applies to UK arrivals, along with other rules such as: B. the obligation to carry out a Covid-19 test 72 hours before departure with proof of a negative result.
Full list of countries included in the Quarantine Hotels Policy
- Cape Verde
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- French Guiana
- Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores)
- South Africa
It’s worth noting that regardless of what destination someone has traveled from, arrivals in the UK must be quarantined.
The travel corridors have been temporarily closed, meaning anyone who comes to the UK must be quarantined for 10 days.
However, if they arrive from a destination that is not on the quarantine hotel list, they will be asked to confirm the address where they are self-isolating.
There are some legally permissible reasons to go abroad, such as for work. For more information, see the FCDO travel advice.