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Law Firm Brings Action Against UK Government Over Quarantine Hotel Rules

A law firm representing travellers affected by the UK’s quarantine hotel policy said it has issued court proceedings against the government. London-based PGMBM has previously sought a judicial review of the regulations that require travellers coming from a red list country to spend 11 nights in a quarantine hotel at a cost of £2,285 ($3,162). This rule is applicable for everyone, even if they are fully vaccinated and test negative for COVID-19. PGMBM said a blanket approach was an “unlawful deprivation of liberty” for those who were inoculated against COVID-19 and a violation of their human rights. There are currently 62 locations on the red list, including Mexico, Tunisia, Turkey, and much of South America and Africa. Tom Goodhead, managing partner at PGMBM, said: “It’s disappointing that the government hasn’t yet realised that this policy is a fundamental breach of people’s human rights. Law abiding citizens who have been double …

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