Many international travelers have to quarantine in a hotel upon arrival this month, as the United Kingdom has new restriction rules.
All UK residents returning from countries measured to be COVID-19 hotspots will have to quarantine in an elected hotel, Starting Feb. 15. The obligatory quarantine will be for those who have returned from countries which the UK considers them to be Red.
A Department of Health member told us than in the face of new variants government must carry on the necessary steps to shield people and save lives.
The chosen hotels for quarantine have been asked to prepare to host more than 1000 new people per day and will probably be set up near airports, such as Heathrow and Gatwick Airport outside London.
While in quarantine, travelers will be delivered three meals each day in their rooms. If, however, someone has to go outside to get some fresh air or fancy a smoke must be escorted by a security guard.
When the UK suspended its travel corridors program, the program which permitted travelers from certain countries to enter England without the need to self-isolate, the decision to force certain travelers to quarantine in a hotel took its place and acted upon it.
Those coming from countries that are not “Red” can take advantage of the UK’s “Test to release scheme,” meaning that international visitors can self-isolate upon arrival and get a coronavirus test on the fifth day.