Brazilians resident in UK rush home to avoid forced quarantine in hotels upon return

"The problem is not the ten-day quarantine - we've faced confinement before, I'm used to it and even like staying home - the problem is really the amount of £1,750 (R$13,000) we have to pay out of our own pockets to enter the UK."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The prospect of spending 10 days in a hotel paying £1,750 (R$13,000) out of their own pockets to enter the UK has led Brazilians vacationing out of British territory to decide to pack their bags overnight and anticipate their return.

'I wouldn't be able to afford that amount. It's more than my rent in London,' says 40-year-old English teacher Vanessa Lima. She traveled to Rio de Janeiro on New Year's Eve, precisely to catch an empty flight because of the coronavirus pandemic. She was "constantly following the news . . .

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