The UK will impose a two-week quarantine, with fines of 1.100 pounds (08 euros) on offenders, starting June XNUMX, to all people arriving from abroad, including Britons, an official source confirmed today.
According to Interior Minister Priti Patel, who spoke at the daily press conference, anyone arriving in the country by air, sea or rail will have to fill out a form with contact and travel information so that they can be identified if infections from someone close by, and also for the authorities to confirm that they are fulfilling the isolation.
Violations will be punishable by unlimited fines and court proceedings in England, while Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have autonomy over the implementation of this measure.
People are advised to use personal transport to move to the residence or location that indicates where they will be quarantined, which does not apply to people from Ireland, freight transport drivers, doctors who are involved in fighting the pandemic of covid-19 and seasonal agricultural workers.
“As the world begins to emerge from what we hope to be the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, we must look to the future and protect the British population, reducing the risk of cases that cross our border. We are introducing these new measures now to keep the infection rate low and prevent a second devastating wave, ”explained Priti Patel.
The minister said, during the government's daily press conference on the crisis, to recognize the impact on the transport and tourism sector and promised that the measures will be reviewed every three weeks.
"Throughout the government, we will continue to work and support an incredibly dynamic sector to find new ways to reopen international travel and international tourism in a safe and responsible way," he said.
According to today's balance sheet by the Ministry of Health, the UK recorded 36.393 deaths in 254.195 people infected during the covid-19 pandemic.