After the tightening of lockdown in the UK, quarantine hotels began operating on February 15. All UK residents who arrive home from one of the 33 countries on the "red" list must go through 10 days of self-isolation in hotels. They are brought there on special buses.
Those arriving in the country must pre-book and pay £ 1,750 (about 2450 USD) to spend 10 days in government-approved hotels. The additional rate for one additional adult or child over 12 years old is 650 pounds sterling (910 USD), and for a child aged 5 to 12 - 325 pounds sterling (455 USD).
The price includes hotel accommodation, transportation and testing. Many people are not happy with this - as they think it is too expensive. Some simply don't have that amount of money. If the coronavirus test is negative, you still need to go through self-isolation - another factor that outrages the British.
The UK government says it has made deals with 16 hotels so far, providing 4,963 rooms for the new quarantine system, with an additional 58,000 rooms currently on hold.
Those who do not pass quarantine in such hotels face a fine of 5,000 to 10,000 pounds sterling (7 000 – 14 000 USD), while anyone who lied about staying in the country indicated in the "red "the list faces up to 10 years in prison.
Everyone arriving in the country now needs to take a test on the second and eighth day of their 10-day quarantine period, whether they are isolated at home or in a hotel. The tests carried out by NHS Test and Trace will cost travelers £ 210 (300 USD).
Those who fail to do the tests face a fine of £ 2,000 (2800 USD).