Hotel quarantine cost could rise to £2,250 under new plans to discourage red list travel
Britons returning from risky countries could face an increase in the price of hotel quarantine to £2,250, as ministers try to discourage trips to red list destinations, according to reports.
Hotel quarantine was introduced in February 2021 as a blunt tool to reduce the risk of Covid, and any new variants, being reimported back into the UK.
The list of countries was originally 30 strong. It’s since doubled in size to incorporate most of South America and Africa, as well as top holiday hotspots the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.
The latest additions on 14 July were Cuba, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sierra Leone.
The cost of 11 nights is hotel quarantine for a solo traveller is £1,750, which includes accommodation and food and drink, as well as PCR tests on day two and eight. Each additional adult or child over 11 costs £650.
However, travellers from the riskiest countries could face an £500 increase in their hotel quarantine bill under new plans, reports The Telegraph.
Ministers have repeatedly warned against travelling to destinations on the red list, considered the riskiest …
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