British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will open more countries to hotels quarantine-free travel later this week, The Sunday Telegraph reported, reducing the UK’s “red list” of destinations from 54 to nine.
Fully vaccinated arrivals from countries including South Africa, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia will no longer have to quarantine for 10 days in a government-designated hotel when they arrive in England in October, the newspaper said.
The changes are due to be announced on Thursday, and will result in an increase in bookings, boosting airlines and travel companies that have been brought to their knees during the pandemic.
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The country’s hotel quarantine policy for high-risk countries costs £2,285 (US$3,095) per adult, barring global travel.
Britain is already planning to ease its travel rules from 4 October by removing its amber list for medium-risk destinations and fully vaccinated passengers before arriving from places not on the Red List in the country. is not required to conduct a COVID-19 test. .
The government has said that from the end of October, England will no longer have to do PCR testing for two days after arrival and can instead opt for the cheaper lateral flow test.
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