great Britain introduces a two-week quarantine for all entering the country. The new regime will not apply when travelling within the common travel area comprising the United Kingdom, channel Islands, Isle of man and Ireland. The British citizens who return home from other countries, also fall under quarantine.
“All arriving in the country will have to fill out a form, putting data on health status, contact details and address of the place where they will be in isolation for the next 14 days. For failure to provide information a penalty in the amount of 100 pounds” – with reference to the MIA of the United Kingdom, writes TASS.
exceptions to the new rules will make for seasonal agricultural workers, truck drivers who deliver continental goods to the UK, health care workers, foreign officials and British citizens, regularly traveling for work, patients who are going to be treated in the UK by prior arrangement, and for air passengers travelling through the UK in transit. Dissatisfaction with the innovations already expressed by the representatives of the tourist industry and airlines in the country.
the government stressed that the main aim of introduced changes is to limit the number of imported cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus, and to prevent the second wave of the epidemic after the easing of quarantine in the country. According to the latest data of the Ministry of health of great Britain, the number of cases COVID-19 in the country surpassed 286 thousand.