UK quarantine hotel capacity 'will be increased'

UK quarantine hotel capacity
# 03 December 2021 19:32 (UTC +04:00)

There will be significant increases to the UK's hotel quarantine capacity from Monday onwards, the Department of Health says, APA reports citing BBC.

We have previously heard from from people trying to return to the UK from South Africa who could not find availability for quarantine hotels. The government advised travellers to keep checking back for availability and try to arrive on a different date if necessary.

UK residents returning from countries on the red list must pay to quarantine in a government-approved facility for 10 days, at a cost of more than £2,000 per adult.

“We are rapidly expanding hotel capacity in light of 10 counties being added to the red list, and there will be significant increases to capacity from Monday onwards," the Department of Health statement says.

Ten southern African countries are on the UK's travel red list, because of fears about Omicron.