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Holidays: Quarantine hotels 'likely' to be introduced - fears over 'damage' to travel

Holidays: Quarantine hotels 'likely' to be introduced - fears over 'damage' to travel
HOTELS are 'likely' to become the new home for arrivals into the UK who face 10 days of mandatory quarantine. However, experts are fearful of the 'damage' the policy could cause. What would the hotel quarantine rule entail?

In a bid to curb the spread of new coronavirus variants, the Prime Minister is expected to announce a new rule which dictates all arrivals into the UK must spend their 10 days of mandatory quarantine in a hotel at their own expense.“If the Government put in hotel quarantine for everybody coming into the UK it would snuff out recovery in the aviation and travel sector,” Paul Charles, CEO of the PC Agency, told Sky News.” In a tweet, he added: “The government must publish its Economic Impact Assessment before any decision is made to introduce hotel quarantine for inbound travellers to the #UK.” DON'T MISS Ex BA cabin crew shares horrifying details of 'hardest flight' [INSIDER] Cruise: Sneak peek at 'billionaire' private 'paradise island' [PICTURES] Holidays: Portugal, Netherlands and Finland ban UK travellers [UPDATE] Similarly, travel expert Simon Calder pointed out: “Clearly nobody is going to go on holiday if they have to quarantine for two weeks, hardly anyone goes on holiday if they have to quarantine for two weeks on their return anyway and that is almost certainly not going to happen if they are going to have to go into a hotel to quarantine.

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