Boris Johnson is considering plans to force all travellers to the UK to quarantine for 10 days in hotels, in a bid to stop mutant strains of coronavirus from abroad reaching Britain. Under the scheme, everyone entering the UK would have to pay for their own hotel during the 10 day isolation period.
Currently, people are expected to isolate themselves at their own properties on their arrival to Britain, though ministers believe too many people are failing to quarantine and that it is difficult to police people isolating.
Scientists are concerned that new strains of COVID-19 identified in South Africa, Brazil and other countries may be resilient to vaccines or are more transmissible than other strains of coronavirus, and therefore it is crucial the UK prevents these virus strains from becoming prevalent in Britain.
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