Hotel quarantines: Full ‘red list’ of countries subject to new Covid-19 rules for UK arrivals

Luke O'Reilly
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The Government has revealed the full list of countries affected by the new hotel quarantine measures announced on Wednesday.

Travellers returning from 33 “red list” countries will be forced to undergo a 10-day quarantine in hotels or other Government-provided accommodation.

The announcement initially covered countries which were already subject to a travel ban due to concern over mutant strains, including South Africa, Portugal and South American nations.

On Thursday, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps added more to the list, including the United Arab Emirates, which covers Dubai, Burundi and Rwanda.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the Commons that passengers returning from those countries will be “met at the airport and transported directly into quarantine”.

Passengers will also be required to fill in a form explaining why their trip is necessary, with enforcement stepped up at airports to prevent leisure travel.

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Here is the full list of 33 countries:

Hotel quarantine list

Angola

Argentina

Bolivia

Botswana

Brazil

Burundi

Cape Verde

Chile

Colombia

Democratic Republic of 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

Uruguay

Venezuela

Zambia

Zimbabwe

The cost of staying in one of these hotels has not been disclosed, but further details will be released next week.

Setting out more details of the measures, Home Secretary Priti Patel said: "Despite the stay-at-home regulations we are still seeing people not complying with these rules.

"The rules are clear, people should be staying at home unless they have a valid reason to leave.

"Going on holiday is not a valid reason, so we will introduce a new requirement so that people wishing to travel must first make a declaration as to why they need to travel.

"This reason for travel will be checked by carriers prior to departure."

Travel operators are expected to face fines if they fail to inspect these forms.

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