Hotel quarantine list of countries: What 33 countries are on the red list?

5 February 2021, 10:57 | Updated: 15 February 2021, 10:26

Quarantine hotels have been introduced in the UK for over 30 red zone countries
Quarantine hotels have been introduced in the UK for over 30 red zone countries. Picture: PA

By Zoe Adams

What countries are on the red zone countries list? What are the hotel quarantine countries in the UK? Here’s the list of 33 countries on the government’s Covid travel ban.

Quarantine hotels have been introduced into the UK in a bid to prevent further Coronavirus variants, the government have announced.

Boris Johnson and the government have red listed 33 countries so far where travellers will have to put themselves up in a quarantine hotel once they arrive on UK soil - Dubai and all of the United Arab Emirates are the latest additions to the UK travel ban.

The high risk countries, including Portugal and South America, means a self-isolation period of 10 days with no exceptions starting from 15 February.

Are summer holidays in 2021 cancelled?

Here’s the 33 countries on the government red list and therefore on UK quarantine list:

Red list countries: 30 destinations have been put on the 'high risk' list
Red list countries: 30 destinations have been put on the 'high risk' list. Picture: PA

Where are the hotel quarantine list of countries?

Here are the UK's red zone countries:







Cape Verde



Democratic Republic of Congo



French Guiana










Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores)



South Africa



United Arab Emirates





Boris Johnson has said there will 'no exceptions' when it comes to quarantine hotels
Boris Johnson has said there will 'no exceptions' when it comes to quarantine hotels. Picture: PA

How long do you need to isolate in a quarantine hotel for?

Upon arrival into the UK, you will need to isolate for 10 days instantly.

Travel is for essential reasons only, but even this means an isolation period after travel.

The cost of a quarantine hotel will also be down to the traveller to cover too.

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