A Legal Firm in The United Kingdom Is Seeking A Judicial Review of The Government's Hotel Quarantine Laws
On Monday, the UK legal firm PGMBM filed a lawsuit against the government over the government's Hotel Quarantine Policy, which requires returners from "red list" nations to quarantine for 11 days in a hotel to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
PGMBM believes that such a regulation violates fundamental human rights, and that the government should suspend hotel quarantine rules for those who have been twice vaccinated. According to the London firm, the exception under English law for "deprivations of liberty to prevent the spread of contagious illnesses" was disproportionate to the government's activities and fell outside the provisions' scope. Ireland and Norway are two countries that have made similar adjustments.
Countries like Kenya and Thailand are on the "red list," which need hotel quarantine. If the court case is successful, the Hotel Quarantine Policy for double-vaccinated tourists might be repealed, and damages to vaccinated people who were subjected to hotel quarantine costs could be compensated.
In May, PGMBM filed a lawsuit seeking judicial review of the financial consequences of hotel quarantining. As a result of this, the government altered its policy to allow passengers to pay in monthly instalments to cater for financial difficulties. The administration, according to the government, has rejected the court review sought on these grounds to stop hotel quarantine.