United States and Spain could be added to hotel quarantine ‘red list’

All travel to both nations would be banned under the new rules, with Brits travelling home being forced to quarantine for ten days in Government-approved hotels costing up to GBP1,750 per person. Around 1,000 people arrive from the US each day and 500 from Spain with both countries seeing local transmission of new variants that are of concern to the UK. According to The Telegraph, the Department Of Transport met with health officials yesterday to discuss the latest data on the new variants.

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A final decision will be made on whether to add the countries to the “red list” at the Cabinet Covid operations committee this week.

The travellers flew into a Birmingham Airport without declaring that they had visited one of the nations in the last ten days, West Midlands Police said.


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An image of Queen Elizabeth II and quotes from her broadcast on Sunday to the UK and the Commonwealth in relation to the coronavirus epidemic are displayed on lights in London’s Piccadilly Circus

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A woman wearing a mask crosses a bridge over Camden Lock, London

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United States and Spain could be added to hotel quarantine ‘red list’

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The iconic Abbey Road crossing is seen after a re-paint by a Highways Maintenance team as they take advantage of the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown and quiet streets to refresh the markings

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The London ExCel centre that has been turned into a makeshift NHS Hospital and critical care unit to cope with the Coronavirus pandemic

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The Palace Theatre, which usually shows the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play, sits in a deserted Shaftesbury Avenue

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The Sondheim Theatre, which usually shows the Les Miserables musical, sits in a deserted Shaftesbury Avenue

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Two members of a British Army mounted regiment exercise their horses in Parliament Square

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Westminster Bridge is deserted

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Rules came into force on Monday requiring UK and Irish nationals, and UK residents, returning to England from 33 countries to quarantine in a Government-approved hotel for ten days.

The listed countries are those deemed at high risk of coronavirus variants and includes all of South America, southern Africa, Portugal and the United Arab Emirates.

Full list of “red list” countries

Angola Argentina Bolivia

Botswana Brazil Burundi

Cape Verde Chile Colombia

Democratic Republic of the Congo Ecuador Eswatini

French Guiana Guyana Lesotho

Malawi Mauritius Mozambique

Namibia Panama Paraguay

Peru Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) Rwanda

Seychelles South Africa Suriname

Tanzania United Arab Emirates (UAE) Uruguay

Venezuela

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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