Footage captured outside Britain’s Heathrow Airport shows people forced to stay at a “quarantine hotel” being treated like prisoners.
A woman off camera can be heard saying, “It’s like a prison camp. This is where they exercise. That’s insane. They can’t leave!”
“Excuse me! Is this your time out from the red flight?” a man can be heard asking another guy walking by.
The man behind the fence responded, “Yes.”
Next, the man behind the camera asked the quarantiner how often he was allowed to go outside.
“A couple of times a day,” he answered. “You get escorted out. There’s security on every floor. There’s four security on every floor and security on every level. There are 20 or 20 security guards in the lobby.”
As the quarantined man spoke to the people filming, a security guard approached and asked them to stop speaking.
Both the pair filming and the man behind the fence argued with the security guard, telling the yellow-vested man, “We don’t need your permission.”
The security guard then walked away and the couple filming told the quarantiner, “We’re so sorry. Take care. Bye.”
Travelers entering the UK from “red list” countries are made to purchase £1,200 to £1,800 hotel rooms for a quarantine period.
“To be honest, it is like the hotel from hell. We are treated like prisoners and that should not be the case,” a woman said of her stay at the Radisson Blu quarantine hotel at Stansted Airport earlier this month. Read here.
“It states in the welcome pack we are allowed out twice a day for 45 minutes. My argument is we are not in jail,” she added.
If the people of the world allow their governments to use COVID-19 as an excuse to trample on their rights, dystopian scenes like this will become more common.