UK quarantine hotels: how would they work? Our blueprint for getting holidays back to normal Will vaccine passports open up our holidays? 'We can't control the virus with a travel ban' Sign up to the Telegraph Travel newsletter The Government has announced the list of the 30 'high risk' countries from which visitors into the UK will be required to enter quarantine upon arrival. Travellers from these nations, including Britons returning to the UK, will have to self-isolate in state-provided hotels for 10 days "without exception", at their own expense, Boris Johnson stated. This will put holidays to Portugal, South America, and large parts of Africa off the cards for the foreseeable future, and cause heartbreak for tens of thousands of Britons will family and friends overseas. The Department of Health is working to establish quarantine hotels "as fast as possible", the Prime Minister added, with the list of countries to be "reviewed" today, Michael Gove added. According to one estimate, the move could cost the UK economy £548 million every day. Home Secretary Priti Patel has meanwhile doubled down on the message that any travel should "absolutely essential". Transport providers will check passengers' reasons for journeys on departure, police presence will be increased at ports and airports, and people will be directed to return home if they do not have a valid reason. Patel added that police will also carry out more checks at physical addresses, to ensure compliance with the restrictions. Scroll down for more of the latest news.