Fully jabbed red-list travellers could be allowed to isolate at home instead of staying in expensive quarantine hotels

FULLY-jabbed red-list travellers could be allowed to isolate at home instead of spending thousands in expensive quarantine hotels.

Currently, anyone returning from a red-listed country must quarantine in a designated hotel upon arrival back in the UK, at a cost of £2,285.

But Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid have suggested that travel restrictions that have forced many Brits to spend a fortune could be lifted, the Telegraph reports.

When asked whether fully-vaccinated travellers could isolate at home, the Prime Minister said: "We will be looking at the red list and the way to do it."

Meanwhile, the Health Secretary added as Omicron has become the dominant Covid variant there would be "less need to have any kind of travel restrictions at all."

It comes as hundreds of Brits have been left stranded in red-list countries as quarantine hotels are full.

Those who break quarantine rules may have to pay a fine of up to £10,000.

Chris Styles, 57, who arrived at the hotel from Johannesburg, South Africa, with his wife paid £3,700and told the outlet he was "horrified" by the "absolute fiasco."

There are currently eleven countries on the red list after Nigeria was added last week.

The surprise addition meant some British holidaymakers were stuck abroad.

But there are limited rooms available as the government tries to sign up extra hotels to the scheme.

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The Department for Health and Social Care has promised additional hotel space is being found.

A spokesman said: "We are rapidly expanding our hotel capacity following our immediate and precautionary action against the Omicron variant.

"We have doubled the number of hotel rooms available from Monday and will continue to increase availability on a daily basis."

Meanwhile, a British couple facing a £3,700 quarantine bill say Omicron red list chaos has ruined their dream holiday in Cape Town.

Another couple who were on holiday in South Africa have said they think the government should pay their £3,700 quarantine bill after the country was added to the red list while they were there.

Thousands of Brits could be stuck in isolation over Christmas due to week-long waits to get the result from their Day 2 PCR tests.

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