Dubai has been added to the United Kingdom’s travel ‘red list,’ this means that all travel from the Middle Eastern tourist hotspot is banned excluding UK nationals returning home.
Returning British nationals still need to quarantine for ten days back in the UK – but they will have to do it at a hotel.
It follows UK’s ban on all direct flights from the United Arab Emirates to the country unless travellers return via third countries.
All travellers returning from the 33 suspended countries on the high risk list will have to pay to self-isolate at a government-approved hotel for 10 days.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Travelers who have been in or transited through banned countries will be denied entry, except British, Irish and third country nationals with residence rights who must self-isolate for ten days.
“Passengers must still have proof of a negative test and completed Passenger Locator Form before arrival – or could otherwise face a £500 fine for each.”
Full list of countries requiring hotel quarantine
Democratic Republic of Congo
Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores)