Arrivals to the U.K. from “red list” countries will be forced to quarantine in hotels under tough new measures introduced amid mounting concerns over the spread of new overseas strains of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
From Feb. 15, anyone traveling to the U.K. from 33 countries on its travel ban list, will have to spend 10 days in hotels or other accommodation provided by the government.
The quarantine plan will affect returning U.K. residents and nationals traveling from these countries, who cannot be denied entry, the government said. Non-U.K. travelers are already banned from entering the country, which will remain the same.
The Department of…