FRANTIC travellers flew back to Britain last night to dodge hotel quarantine amid fears rooms could be Covid hotspots.
Travellers raced back to Britain yesterday to avoid the enforced ten-day isolation at Heathrow over fears the hotels are Covid hotspotsCredit: Doug Seeburg – The Sun
Anyone arriving from one of 33 “red-list” countries must hole up in the designated accommodation from today.
The first are due to land at Gatwick at 4.15pm on a flight from holiday island Madeira, part of red-listed Portugal.
Stephanie Lvovich, 50, and daughter Ava, 13, were among those flying into Heathrow yesterday from Dubai.
She said: “We booked a flight as soon as we heard about the hotel quarantine.”
Tom Weston, 24, arrived from Doha, Qatar, after visiting family in South Africa. He said: “I’ve been very keen to get in. I wouldn’t cope well with two weeks in a hotel . . . and the expense.”
Heathrow warned “significant gaps” still existed in the end-to-end aircraft to hotel process which must be solved to avoid “compromising” passenger and staff safety.
Anyone arriving from one of 33 ‘red-list’ countries must stay at a designated accommodation from today and pay £1,750Credit: Doug Seeburg – The Sun
Stephanie Lvovich, 50, and daughter Ava, 13, flew into Heathrow from Dubai and said ‘We booked a flight as soon as we heard about the hotel quarantine’Credit: Doug Seeburg – The Sun
Another traveller, Tom Weston, said ‘I wouldn’t cope well with two weeks in a hotel . . . and the expense’Credit: Reuters
In an email to the Crown Commercial Service, which is booking accommodation, he said an outbreak in Australia’s quarantine hotels was linked to the air conditioning.
He said: “Quarantine hotels are becoming a bit of a hub where the virus is spreading.”
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