The Government has mandated that Britons returning from 22 countries will have to quarantine in hotels for 10 days at their own expense.
Details are still being ironed out, but media reports indicate that individuals will not be able to choose the hotel they stay at and that it is likely that the hotels that the government partners with will be in the “budget” end of the industry. The cost is estimated to be at £600 per guest and will include accommodation and in-room meals.
The 22 countries on the quarantine list are nations where there is a risk of Coronavirus variants, including South Africa, Portugal and South American states. Many experts and MPs are also arguing for the measures to go further, with all entrants to the UK compelled to undergo hotel quarantine. If this comes into force, many more hotels in the industry will be required to operated quarantine venue and there may be potential for businesses at the higher end of the market to participate.