Travel: Quarantine

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th April 2021.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason visitors to the UK from red list countries who are fully vaccinated against covid-19 are not able to quarantine at home.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The ‘red list’ is used for those countries that have been assessed as particularly high risk in respect of transmission of new variants of COVID-19. The Government is prioritising the prevention of new variants entering the country and the possibility of these being spread in the wider community. Individuals who have been vaccinated might nonetheless contract another variant, particularly while in ‘red list’ countries and spread it even if quarantining at home. This means it is vital to continue to follow the public health guidance and rules including the necessity of quarantining in hotels.

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