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priti patel hotel quarantine uk hotels list high risk countries self isolate news latestPriti Patel has confirmed the introduction of quarantine hotels for arriving travellers (Image: Getty Images/BBC)

Holidays abroad have been slapped with further restrictions this afternoon as Home Secretary Priti Patel is set to imminently unveil new quarantine rules. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the introduction of quarantine hotels for arriving travellers. Anyone arriving in the UK from a total of 22 countries will have to self-isolate for 10 days at their own expense at a hotel.

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There has been much debate over which destinations the strict new quarantine rules will apply to.

Senior Government ministers met last night to approve the plan.

Travellers arriving in Britain from high-risk COVID-19 countries will have to quarantine for 10 days in government-provided accommodation to stop new variants of the virus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

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"We will require all such arrivals who cannot be refused entry to isolate in government-provided accommodation, such as hotels, for 10 days without exception," Johnson told lawmakers.

"They will be met at the airport and transported directly into quarantine."

So which countries will be affected?

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priti patel hotel quarantine uk hotels list high risk countries self isolate news latestQuarantine hotels will only be mandatory for people arriving in England from coronavirus hotspots (Image: Getty Images)

Countries that require hotel quarantine

The measures will apply to people coming from most of South America, southern Africa and Portugal, over concerns of mutant strains of coronavirus.

A total of 22 countries will be on the "red list," said Johnson.

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The rules are not set in stone, and, as with travel corridors, these new restrictions could change.

On Tuesday Patel told MPs: "Measures are always under review".

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has supported the introduction of stricter entry rules.

"It's very clear that we

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