It has been confirmed that the Prince of Wales will not be required to self-isolate on his return to the UK from Kuwait due to a government exemption.
As the law stands, anybody returning to the UK from Kuwait must self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
This means starting on the day of arrival, people should not go to work, school or any public place including supermarkets.
Prince Charles will be exempt from quarantine rules as he if conducting essential government business representing the United Kingdom.
These are only very few limited reasons why somebody may be granted special privileges when it comes to exemptions to the quarantine rules.
International elite sportspersons, medics and pilots are amongst other professions where the 14-day isolation period may be reduced, or eliminated entirely.
The heir to the throne is in Kuwait to pay condolences to Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the country’s Emir, who died last month.
The short notice visit to Kuwait is likely to cost British taxpayers a six-figure sum.
When Prince Charles traveled to Oman earlier this year to pay his condolences following the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the private charter flight cost £210,345.