UK to declare hotel quarantine for Britons coming from 30 high-risk countries -Times
LONDON (UK) – The British government will on Wednesday announce plans for limited hotel quarantine for Britons coming from 30 high-risk countries, which under the travel ban, the Times reported on Wednesday.
The report added that these countries include South America, Portugal, Cape Verde and South Africa.
Separately, Johnson has denied demands by interior minister Priti Patel for a closing down of borders, on a temporary basis, as reported by the newspaper. It reported that Patel had stressed on a travel ban to prevent potentially vaccine resistant strains of coronavirus transmitted into the country.
The bosses of airlines including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and easyJet criticised on Tuesday a likely plan for mandatory quarantine in hotels for some or all arrivals to Britain and urged for a support package.
Britain has witnessed an increase in infections and deaths in the new year, triggered partly by a new more highly infectious variant of the virus first identified in southeast England.
The death toll in Britain from the coronavirus pandemic passed 100,000 people on Tuesday.