UK amber list: Countries to spend 11 days in to avoid hotel quarantine


Explained: UK’s traffic light for travel system

The UAE remains red-listed for travel to the UK.

In Britain’s most recent update to its international travel rules, which came into effect on Tuesday, travellers cannot fly directly from the UAE to the UK without spending 10 days in mandatory hotel quarantine.

At a cost of £1,750 ($2,480) for a single adult, that’s an expensive investment for a largely uninspiring hotel stay. But other options exist for UAE residents keen to travel to the UK to visit friends and family this summer.

While green-listed destinations are few and far between, Iceland is

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PM Trudeau to quarantine at Ottawa hotel after upcoming trip to G7 summit


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will spend his travel quarantine following an upcoming trip to Europe at an Ottawa hotel, not one of the government’s designated hotels for international air travellers.

Trudeau is travelling to the United Kingdom later this week to attend the G7 leaders summit in Cornwall, his first foreign trip since he was in Ethiopia, Senegal, Kuwait and Germany in February 2020.

Currently, all international air passengers are limited to landing in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, and must spend up to three days in a designated quarantine hotel near those airports while they await the

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Changes Coming to Quarantine Rules, Health Minister Hajdu Says


Canada’s health minister says Canadians can anticipate changes to quarantine rules for travellers. But she’s not sure when that will happen.

A government science panel last week recommended that the Trudeau government’s controversial hotel quarantine program be abolished, and that substantial changes be made to Ottawa’s quarantine program in general. Health Minister Patty Hajdu initially downplayed the report, but then seemed to embrace it.


The minister last Friday said during a press conference that the report is “very valuable and very helpful,” and that changes are coming.

“I think we can anticipate that measures will be adjusted,” she said.

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Police smash door and arrest man who failed to hotel quarantine after travel from UAE


Police used a battering ram to break down the door to the home of a man from Liverpool who failed to quarantine in a hotel after transiting through a country on the government’s travel “red list”.

Footage showed officers smashing their way through the front door of Mathew Owens’ home in Bootle before arresting him for allegedly breaching Covid regulations.

The 30-year-old had recently returned home from the Middle East on a flight via Abu Dhabi – meaning he would need to pay £1,750 to stay at a government-approved hotel for 10 days.

The football coach, who had been living

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How to survive hotel quarantine


(CNN) — Being stuck in isolation in a small hotel room for days on end with no option to leave could easily have been the basis for a fly-on-the-wall wall reality show a few years ago.

However, as travel restrictions continue to change due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this scenario is becoming part and parcel of traveling during the pandemic.

A number of destinations around the world, including Canada, Australia and New Zealand, have a mandatory two-week quarantine in place for arrivals, while those traveling to Hong Kong are required to remain in isolation for a staggering three
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