.
.
.
.
Coronavirus

Coronavirus: UK to force travelers from high-risk countries to quarantine for 10 days

Published: Updated:

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is preparing to force travelers from countries where there is a high risk of COVID-19 to go into quarantine for 10 days after arriving in Britain, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday.

For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page.

Travelers from Brazil and South Africa, and neighboring countries, will be met on arrival and escorted to hotels to quarantine, under plans being discussed by UK ministers, the Daily Mail said.

Johnson favored a more targeted approach than making all air passengers go into quarantine, said the report, which added that the quarantine decision would be taken on Monday.

Britain has recorded more than 3.5 million COVID-19 infections - the fifth-highest in the world - and nearly 96,000 deaths.

Read more:

Coronavirus: UK COVID-19 vaccination rate hits record daily high

Coronavirus: UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between COVID-19 vaccine doses