UK could scrap hotel quarantine for some travellers

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will open up more countries for hotel quarantine-free travel later this week, The Sunday Telegraph reported, saying that the UK’s ‘red list’ of destinations would be slashed to nine from 54.

Fully vaccinated arrivals from countries including South Africa, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia will no longer have to quarantine in a government-designated hotel for 10 days when they get to England from later in October, it said.

The changes are set to be announced on October 07, and will likely result in a surge of bookings, boosting airlines and travel companies that have been brought to their knees during the pandemic. The country’s hotel quarantine policy for higher risk countries costs GBP 2,285 pounds (USD 3,095) per adult, deterring global travel.

(Source Reuters)

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