Recent media headline have suggested that Spain and the US could be the next destinations to be added to the ‘red list’. It comes as a new mutation of the Covid-19 virus is thought to have been discovered both countries.

Officials from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) are due to meet this week to decide the necessary next steps.

Should both countries be added to the government’s red list then passengers will be required to isolate for ten days in one of the mandatory quarantine hotels.

This would mean anyone travelling back from Spain or the US for essential work purposes or other valid reasons would need book government-approved accommodation as part of new measures to control the virus.

Of course, it’s no surprise that any costs incurred as a result of having to isolate in a quarantine hotel would be down to the individual or organisation who sent the individual to the destination to cover – it would not be recoverable from most travel insurers.

For more information on the quarantine hotel scheme click here.