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When will the hotel quarantine start? Date the announcement of travel rules for red list countries is expected

The Government announced plans to introduce hotel quarantines for international arrivals from a “red list” of 30 countries last week – but hotel industry leaders say they have been “kept in the dark” about how it will actually work.



a sign on the side of a building: The Government plans to introduce hotel quarantine for arrivals from 30 countries (Photo: Getty)


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The Government plans to introduce hotel quarantine for arrivals from 30 countries (Photo: Getty)

Best Western chief executive Rob Paterson told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the chain is “yet to understand exactly what the protocols are required of the hotels”.

He said: “I think in any normal company if you went out and announced a programme nationally, and you hadn’t thought about how you were going to plan that, and you hadn’t spoken to the people involved, I’m not sure I’d have a job if I did that in my company.

“To this day we simply haven’t heard anything.”

He added: “We’ve got all

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Mandatory hotel quarantine in Canada for international travel could be coming ‘very quickly’

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    TORONTO, Ontario (CTV News) — New restrictions requiring international travellers to quarantine in hotel rooms at their own expense if arriving or returning to the country are expected to come into effect “quickly,” according to a spokesperson from the Transport Minister.

On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new measures to discourage flying and hopefully prevent more cases of the novel coronavirus variants from coming into Canada.

Among them was the a requirement for arriving flyers to quarantine in an approved hotel for up to three days until they receive results from a COVID-19 test taken at the airport — a requirement that he said would become official “in the coming weeks.”

While a specific date for the requirement has yet to be announced, a spokesperson for the Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, told CTV News in an email that with measures

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Travel bans extended and hotel quarantine for travellers introduced in UK

The UK government’s travel ban has been extended to the UAE, Burundi and Rwanda in order to prevent the importation of a new COVID-19 variant found in South Africa.

The UK government has announced that it has taken the urgent decision to ban travel to the UK from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Burundi and Rwanda in order to prevent the spread of the new variant, which was originally identified in South Africa, into the UK.

From 29 January 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda in the last 10 days will no longer be granted access to the UK. There will also be a flight ban on direct passenger flights from the UAE.

This does not include British and Irish nationals, or third-country nationals with residence rights in the UK, who will be able

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Forced hotel quarantine for all UK arrivals labelled ‘unfeasible’



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Labour has called for the mandatory quarantine to apply to all arrivals  – Getty 

The Labour Party is pushing for strict hotel quarantine measures to apply to all UK arrivals.

Last night in the House of Commons, Labour called for the 10-day Government-mandated quarantine to be immediately extended, due to fears over potential new virus variants. Conservative MPs abstained from the vote.

Currently, only arrivals who have travelled from a list of 33 ‘red list’ countries, including swathes of South America, South Africa and Portugal, will be subject to the new rules. 

Shadow Home Secretary, Nick Thomas-Symonds, said: “Covid is not going away. We need this strategy, and we need it now.”

He added: “I recognise, of course, the huge challenges to the aviation sector and its supply chains, the impact on the tourism and hospitality industry, and the number of jobs that it supports.”

However, he gave

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