(CNN) – People going to the UK who have spent time in ‘high risk areas’ should be isolated in a facility run by the government as soon as they arrive in the area.
The new policy comes into effect on Monday for anyone who has been called a “red list” country for the past 10 days. This list includes 33 hotspots with variants of the Covit-19 in circulation.
To date, the government has reached agreements with 16 hotels, providing 4,963 rooms for the new isolated system. A further 58,000 rooms have been suspended, officials said.
Those traveling to the UK from elsewhere should be self-isolated for 10 days at home and tested for COVID-19 on the second and eighth day of arrival.
All passengers arriving in the UK must provide a negative Govt-19 test taken no earlier than three days prior to departure.
The following countries are on the red list:
- Cape Verde
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- In Swaziland
- French Guiana
- Portugal (including Madeira and Azores)
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)