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Ireland ends compulsory hotel quarantine for travellers

Ireland on Saturday stopped its system of mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers arriving in the country, as coronavirus curbs continue to wind down in the Republic.

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Teens in Majorca mega-outbreak sail home on 'bubble boat'

A "bubble boat" carrying 118 students linked to a COVID mega-outbreak on Majorca arrived back Thursday on the Spanish mainland, ending their confinement in a quarantine hotel on the Mediterranean island.

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Spanish students Majorca holidays turn COVID super spreader

Spain is grappling with growing fallout from end-of-year student holidays to Majorca that have led to nearly 2,000 people nationwide being infected with COVID-19 and thousands more quarantined.

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Quarantine hotels: A history of controversy and occasional comfort

When governments in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand and elsewhere instituted mandatory hotel quarantines for travelers arriving in their countries as a way of monitoring the spread of COVID-19, they received ...

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Hotel

A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or climate control. Additional common features found in hotel rooms are a telephone, an alarm clock, a television, a safe, a mini-bar with snack foods and drinks, and facilities for making tea and coffee. Luxury features include bathrobes and slippers, a pillow menu, twin-sink vanities, and jacuzzi bathtubs. Larger hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a restaurant, swimming pool, fitness center, business center, childcare, conference facilities and social function services.

Hotel rooms are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room.

Some hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. In the United Kingdom, a hotel is required by law to serve food and drinks to all guests within certain stated hours. In Japan, capsule hotels provide a minimized amount of room space and shared facilities.

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