SUMMER holidays have been dealt another blow this year as it was claimed Spain and the US could be added to England’s high-risk red list of 33 countries.
This means all travel to and from the country would be banned, excluding British nationals returning home.
In addition, anyone entering England from these two countries would be required to self-isolate for ten days at a government-approved quarantine hotel, costing up to £1,750 per person.
According to The Telegraph, the Department Of Transport met with health officials yesterday to discuss the latest date on new variants in both Spain and the US.
A decision will be made on whether to add the countries to the red list at the Cabinet Covid operations committee this week.
Both countries have seen local transmission of new variants that are of concern to the UK.
Spain’s coronavirus cases is currently 3.1m, with more than 66,000 deaths – lower than the UK but one of the worst in Europe – while the US’s Covid cases are the highest in the world at 28m, and more than 500,000 deaths.
There are around 1,000 people arriving from the US each day and 500 from Spain.
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