BRITS planning to jet-set out of the UK will be forced to provide a legitimate reason for travelling – or risk being turned away at the airport.
Priti Patel says: “Anyone who doesn’t have a valid reason for travel will be directed to return home or they will face a fine.”
This comes as 22 countries will be forced to quarantine in hotels for 10 days on their arrival, Boris Johnson announced today.
Anybody heading to the UK from the 22 high-risk nations, which includes Portugal, South Africa and Brazil, will now have to pay up to £1,500 per person for their hotel quarantine.
Holiday hotspots France, Spain and Greece have been handed exemptions – but it’s understood the quarantine measures would be kept under review.
Boris Johnson said today: “In order to reduce the risk posed by UK nationals and residents returning home… all such arrivals who cannot be refused entry to isolate in government provided accommodation, such as hotels for 10 days without exception.
“They will be met at the airport and transported directly into quarantine. The Department of Health and Social care is working to establish these facilities as quickly as possible,” he added.
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