The Government has yet to announce if any new nations will be added, however, countries currently on the “high risk” list include Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, French Guiana, Guyana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores), Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Though the hotel quarantine rules have not yet come into force, a Government source has hinted as February 15 as the start date.
The latest leak came from political correspondent Laura Kuenssberg. In a Tweet, she said: “Government sources confirm the hotel quarantine scheme for Britons returning from coronavirus hotspots will come into force on February 15.
“Announcement on this now expected soon.”