“Ministers plan to end hotel quarantine”


Ministers plan to end hotel quarantine by removing all countries from travel redlists, reports say (Steve Parsons / PA) (PA Archive)

Ministers plan to end the hotel quarantine by removing all countries from the travel red list, according to reports.

Seven Latin American countries remain on the list after being sharply reduced earlier this month.

These are Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.

There is plenty of speculation that they will all be removed from the list after an update on Thursday.

The announcement will only apply to England, but decentralized administrations recently implemented Westminster’s changes to international travel rules.

This would allow the UK to align with most other countries in Europe.

Travelers arriving from a Red List destination are currently required to spend 11 nights in a quarantine hotel at a cost of £ 2,285.

The policy was introduced as part of measures to reduce the risk of arrival of travelers infected with the coronavirus.

But he has been blamed for helping UK travel companies struggling to recover from the pandemic.

There is no justification now for a country to be on a red list

Paul Charles, the PC agency

Paul Charles, managing director of travel consultancy The PC Agency, said: “There is no justification now for a country to be on a red list or for around 40 hotels to exist.

“There have been no new worrisome variants since May and countries are now learning that general border measures, such as blocking entire countries, are not working.

“The best approach is to check an individual’s immunization status and make sure they are up to date if they want to travel without restrictions.

“It is encouraging that the UK government has finally understood this.

“The seven countries currently on the red list, like Panama and Colombia, will be delighted if they are removed later today.”

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