hotels: UK: Compulsory hotel quarantine from Feb 15

February 5, 2021 0 By boss

London: Britain confirmed on Thursday it will introduce its new mandatory hotel quarantine rules for travellers returning from dozens of countries deemed at “high risk” from Covid-19 variants later this month.

The policy, which will begin from February 15, will require all UK citizens and permanent residents returning from countries on its so-called travel ban list to self-isolate in a government approved facility for 10 days.

Other visitors from the 33 countries currently on the list, which includes all South American nations and South Africa, are currently barred from visiting Britain under virus lockdown rules.

The UK’s health department said it had asked hotels near ports and airports for proposals on how they can support the system ahead of formal contracts being awarded. It added officials had met with stakeholders from the aviation, maritime, hotel and hospitality industries ahead of finalising plans for its mid-February start.

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