The UK will implement stricter entry quarantine regulations from the 15th.
Passengers who have been in high-risk countries and regions for COVID-19 within 10 days must be quarantined at government-designated hotels for at least 10 days from the date of entry and be tested for COVID-19 as required when entering from the British region.
Violators will face a fine of 10,000 pounds or up to 10 years in prison.
You must buy a quarantine “package”
Matthew Hancock, the British Secretary of State for Health, announced the above provisions and penalties in Parliament on the 9th. According to the BBC, passengers must book “quarantine packages” online before traveling, and adults traveling alone need to pay 1,750 pounds.
If anyone else goes with him, it will be £325 per child between the ages of 5 and 12, and £650, per passenger over 12 years old.” Packages” fees include transportation from the airport to quarantined hotels, accommodation for 10 days of quarantine in hotels, and two coronavirus tests during quarantine.
Hancock said that the government has signed contracts with 16 hotels to provide 4,600 rooms for isolation initially, and more hotels will be sought in the future if necessary.
Passengers outside countries or regions with high risk for the pandemic must be quarantined at home for 10 days. All passengers entering the UK must be tested for the novel coronavirus within 3 days before departure.
Those who test positive results are not allowed to go to the UK. Before leaving, they must also make an appointment for COVID-19 testing in the UK on a special website, and the relevant websites will begin to accept appointments on the 11th.
From the 15th, whether it is home quarantined or in a designated hotel, passengers must be tested for the virus on the second and eighth days of the quarantine, and must make an appointment on a special website in advance.
If the test results are positive, the isolation period will be extended by 10 days from the test date.
After the implementation of the new regulations, passengers must indicate the places they have visited when filling in the entry form, and provide information about the quarantine hotel and the appointment for COVID-19 testing.
Violators are punished
According to the new regulations, the carrier should ensure that the passenger signs the document accepting the new regulations, otherwise it will be fined.
Hancock said that attempting to conceal that he had visited a country or region at high risk of the pandemic within 10 days before the trip would lead to up to 10 years of imprisonment or a fine of 10,000 pounds, and passengers who are not quarantined in designated hotels will be fined between 50 million to 10,000 pounds.
In addition, if you don’t receive the coronavirus test on time, you will also be fined.
Hancock said: “I know that most people have been doing their part to make great sacrifices for the national fight against the pandemic.
These new measures will ensure that their efforts and sacrifices will not be undermined by a small number of people who are unwilling to comply with the rules.”
The UK currently puts 33 countries and territories on the “red list” of high-risk pandemic, prohibiting travellers to these countries and regions within 10 days, except for British and Irish citizens and those with British residence rights.
Before the implementation of the new regulations on the 15th, those allowed to enter should be quarantined at home.