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Coronavirus: Quarantine

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 141614, tabled on 21 January 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions his Department has had with hotel companies on the potential procurement of hotel rooms for the purpose of a New Zealand-style managed isolation and quarantine facility at the border during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

11 March 2021

As we have said throughout the pandemic, we keep our measures under constant review.

The Department of Health and Social Care confirmed that from 15 February anyone travelling to the UK from a country on the UK’s travel ban list will be required to quarantine in a government-approved facility for a period of 10 days. Full guidance for England is here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/booking-and-staying-in-a-quarantine-hotel-when-you-arrive-in-england

These actions provide further layers of protection to manage the risk of imported infections and protect our NHS while national lockdown and vaccinations take effect.

Answered by

Cabinet Office
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