The UK will require travelers from countries where the worrying variant of the coronavirus has spread to pay a 10-day quarantine fee at hotels, while those who violate the rules and regulations will face heavy fines or imprisonment, and stricter restrictions will be imposed next week.
The new travel rules have added restrictions that have already banned travel abroad during holidays. The government says stronger measures are needed to prevent new variants of the virus from hindering Britain’s rapid vaccination program. surat hotel
Airlines and travel companies are asking the government to provide more assistance. They say the new regulations will exacerbate a crisis that has caused them to lose almost all their income.
Health Minister Matt Hancock said that if people violate the rules that came into effect on February 15th, they could be sentenced to jail and fined up to 10,000 pounds (14,000 US dollars).
Hancock told members of Congress: "Anyone who is on the passenger list and tries to conceal a country that they have been on the "red list" for the 10 days before arriving here will face up to 10 years in prison."
Hancock said British and Irish nationals who have arrived in high-risk countries in the past 10 days will be required to pay £1,750 (US$2,400) to pay for at least 10 days of quarantine in designated hotels.
He said that in addition to the pre-departure tests that are already required, all people arriving in the UK must also undergo further COVID-19 tests on the second and eighth days of isolation.
The UK has launched the fastest vaccination plan of any major country. However, it has recently been reported that the vaccine being used by this vaccine may be less effective against certain new virus variants, such as those that are spreading rapidly in South Africa.
The government, which has been criticized in recent weeks for criticizing the government’s slowness in introducing tough border measures, said it can continue to enforce stricter regulations before ensuring that vaccines can fight against new variants or intensify injections.
Hancock said: "Strict protective measures at the border are part of the security and security that allows the country to open."
British Airways and the airport have issued a new call for help, this is the latest of many airlines, it urges the government to provide more support to ensure the industry through the year, and release a road map on how to ease restrictions.
The aviation trade agency said: “All airports and airlines are fighting for survival, and they have almost achieved zero revenue and a huge cost base. In fact, there are further blows every week.”
Hancock said these measures are unlikely to be in place forever and will "over time be replaced by a safe and free international travel system."
The government said it has signed contracts with 16 hotels to initially provide 4,600 rooms for hotel quarantine, and will obtain more information as needed. More details will be announced on Thursday.
Australia and New Zealand have used quarantine areas in hotels as a strategy to strictly limit the spread of the coronavirus.