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International travellers entering the UK will have to self-isolate for 14 days

International travellers entering the UK will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

The Home Secretary Priti Patel announced the government's latest measures, which will come into effect from Monday 8 June, during the daily government briefing.

However, certain workers including road hauliers and medical officials will be exempt.

International travellers will be required to provide their contact details and information about where they will be staying.

Border Force will be carrying out on the spot checks on accuracy of quarantine forms at the border.

Paul Lincoln, Border Force director general said: "Any obvious errors will trigger a requirement for the passenger to complete another form or potentially be refused entry into the UK. Given the high levels of compliance to date, we expect the vast majority of people will take this seriously and do the right thing."

“We will, however, take enforcement action against a small minority of people who may disregard these actions and therefore further endanger people’s lives," he added.

Ms Patel went on to explain that those who do not comply with the self-isolating rules in England face a £1,000 fine.

The measures have been put in place to help prevent a second wave of coronavirus in the UK.

"The answer as to why we’re bringing in these measures now is simple: It is to protect that hard-won progress and prevent a devastating resurgence in a second wave of the virus," Ms Patel said in the press conference.

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