Anyone returning to the UK and violating the travel rules in place to stop the spread of coronavirus will face huge prison and fines, said Matt Hancock, the British Secretary of Health.
The United Kingdom expects all people arriving in the country to perform, after arrival, two tests for COVID-19, to avoid the import of cases of infection with new variants of the coronavirus, the British press wrote on Tuesday.
Residents of the UK and Ireland returning from hot spots with coronavirus will face fines of up to £ 10,000 and sentences of up to 10 years in prison if they break the new travel rules, said Health Secretary Matt Hancock, quoted by BBC. The new security measures will take effect on February 15.
Imprisonment will be directed at people who lie or give false information on arrival in the UK. Also, people who insist on leaving in dangerous areas must be quarantined on return, in hotels specially designed for this purpose and will have to pay 1,750 pounds, an amount that covers the costs of accommodation, transport and testing.
”Strengthening our regime testing to cover all those who arrive during the isolation period will provide an additional level of protection and allow us to better detect new cases that could reach our country, giving us more opportunities to detect new ones. variants ”,
indicated a spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, without providing other details. Minister Matt Hancock would also detail the quarantine arrangements in hotels from 15 February for British residents arriving from about 30 countries considered to be at high risk, especially South Africa, where a new variant of coronavirus considered more virulent is circulating.