Priti Patel unveils strict travel rules as quarantine plans are confirmed
The Home Secretary unveiled strict quarantine rules for travellers that will come into play from Monday.
Speaking at the PMQ’s from Houses of Parliament today, Priti Patel outlined 14-day quarantine measures for people arriving into the UK from June 8th, with travellers facing £1,000 fines or potential prosecution if they fail to self-isolate.
Ms Patel stressed the “essential” measures which will remain in place for at least three weeks were “time-limited” and temporary, giving the travellers new hope of getting away this summer.
She announced the first review of measures would take pace in the week beginning 28th June, with the government counting to explore “all options for future safe travel” including travel corridors - also known as air bridges.
So what are the new rules and what will you have to when you return from your travels?
Arrivals will be required to fill in a “contact locator form”, including details on where they will isolate and how they can be contacted and they will be issued with a receipt to prove they have handed over their details to the authorities.
The form must be completed in advance of travel to provide deals of the journey, and Ms Patel said that “Border Force will be at the front line of enforcing this requirement” before explaining that Border Force will undertake “spot checks at the border and may refuse entry to non-resident nationals who refuse to comply,” with officials given powers to issue a £1000 fine to those who do not comply.
Those enduring the two-week quarantine will be able to leave the house to get food, attend funerals and they can use public transport, Downing Street confirmed on Wednesday.