Jan. 28, 2021 — To cut back worldwide journey, the UK introduced Wednesday that British residents flying house from 22 COVID-19 hotspots should quarantine in accommodations at their very own expense for 10 days.
“There are nonetheless too many individuals coming out and in of our nation every day,” Priti Patel, the house secretary, stated in a news release. “The foundations are clear – individuals ought to be staying at house except they’ve a legitimate motive to depart. Occurring vacation isn’t a legitimate motive.”
British residents and residents who fly into the UK will probably be taken straight from the airport to government-approved accommodations to start a compulsory 10-day keep. Police will do extra checking to verify persons are self-isolating, the information launch stated.
The brand new restrictions come because the UK grapples with a surge in instances and the emergence of a extremely transmissible homegrown COVID variant. The UK not too long ago handed the 100,000 mark in coronavirus-related deaths.
The “crimson listing” has not been introduced however is anticipated to incorporate South Africa, Portugal, and Latin American nations. Residents of these nations are, for probably the most half, already restricted from touring into the UK.
British authorities may also begin questioning British residents about why they wish to journey overseas.
“I wish to clarify that beneath the stay-at-home rules it’s unlawful to depart house to journey overseas for leisure functions and we are going to implement this at ports and airports by asking individuals why they’re leaving and instructing them to return house if they don’t have a legitimate motive to journey,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated Wednesday, in accordance with CNN.
Extra police will probably be stationed at airports and ports and folks violating stay-at-home rules will probably be fined, the information launch stated. Extra nations could possibly be added to the “crimson listing.”
Final week the UK introduced that each one incoming vacationers should present proof of a destructive COVID take a look at taken inside the final 72 hours.