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Northern Ireland announces 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine for red-list countries

A system of mandatory hotel quarantine has been announced in Northern Ireland.

Any passenger arriving into NI who has been in, or arrived from a country on a ‘red list’ in the past 10 days must book and pay for a period of ‘managed isolation’ at a hotel.

The system took effect straight away after it was announced yesterday evening. The countries on the red list include Brazil, Kenya, South Africa and Venezuela.

The £1,750 10-day ‘package’ includes collection at the airport, transfer to a designated hotel and provision of PCR test kits.

Bookings can be made through the online portal. Other passengers arriving into NI from non-red list countries use the same portal to pre-book their PCR tests for their self-isolation at home.

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