In the UK, according to the new rules, travelers who violate quarantine in hotels face 10 years in prison and heavy fines. reports BBC.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that British returning from 33 countries on the “red list” should be isolated for 10 days in hotels (the government allocated 4,600 rooms in 16 hotels) and pass two tests, having paid 1,750 pounds sterling (approximately $ 2,400 .). Violators face a fine of up to £ 10 thousand ($ 13.8 thousand).
Hotel rooms must be booked online in advance, as well as sign up for testing. A new website for this will launch on February 11th. Hotels are located around the ports and airports in England, where most tourists arrive.
Airlines and travel companies must ensure that travelers are familiar with the new rules and sign the paper before departure. Otherwise, they also face fines.
“We must continue to strengthen our defenses,” Hancock said. When asked when the rules will be relaxed, he said: “We want to enter the system of safe international travel as soon as possible and as soon as possible.”
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