The UK’s quarantine policy which came into force today is set to be decided in court, as more than 500 travel and hospitality businesses are expected to join a legal bid by airlines to reverse the restrictions.

The new group called ‘Quash Quarantine’ includes major names such as hotelier Sir Rocco Forte, and is considering options including backing a judicial review and seeking its own injunction.

One senior figure is accusing the Prime Minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings of pursuing it as a “tactic” in Brexit negotiations.

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