Brits on 2-day holiday forced to stay in hotel for 14 days – and pay for it too

A diabetic Brit is running out of insulin after being forced to quarantine himself a hotel room in Malta – and pay for the pleasure.

Sam Dawson, 18, and Chloe Hoyes, 17, travelled out for their first holiday together and booked a two-night stay at the Regency Plaza Hotel.

However, shortly after arriving, Malta's mandatory isolation rule took place for anyone coming from the UK, whether you have symptoms of coronavirus or not.

The teens checked into their hotel in Sliema, and were escorted to their room before any warning had been issued, report the Manchester Evening News.

Chloe said: “We got here about 12.30pm and we came straight to the hotel and nothing had been said.

“We checked in and we went upstairs into the room. We thought everything we fine and then the manager came to the room and when my partner opened up the door he jumped back.

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“He said stop right there don't come out of the room, you have to stay here for 14 days.”

Just hours earlier, the Maltese prime minister Robert Abela issued a 14-day quarantine for anyone travelling from the UK, and if not followed, you would be issued a fine equivalent to £899.

The teens have also been told that they will need to pay for the extra 12 nights at the Plaza Regency Hotel, as well as the price of their meals which will be brought to their room.

Chloe added: “They've told us we can't leave the room or we will be reported to the police. We have called our insurance, we've called the embassy, we've called everyone we can.

“We've been told that we have to pay for everything that we use. We don't know what's going on we're stranded out here, we're trapped.”

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And to make matters worse Sam only has a few days worth of medication with him, as he had not planned to stay longer than two days.

The trip was a part of a birthday celebration for him, and he will be spending his 19th birthday on Sunday, trapped in the hotel room.

A manager at the hotel told Manchester Evening News that guests staying longer than they had booked will need to pay for all extras.

He also confirmed that people may be able to book flights back to their home countries if they involve their embassy.

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