British travellers returning to the UK from abroad could face fines of up to £10,000 for breaking 14-day quarantine rules
EVERYONE who comes into the UK will have to isolate for a fortnight under government plans, which are set to begin in June and on Monday night it was reported that those who breach the quarantine rules could face fines ranging from £1,000 to £10,000.
The only tourists that would be exempt are tourists from the common travel areas like Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey. The thousands of lorry drivers that bring food, medicine and vital supplies into Britain would also be exempt from the quarantine period.
And a ‘very limited’ group of up to 30 professions would also be free of the restrictions, they would include Diplomats, defence personnel, specialist engineers, some police and customs officers and North Sea oil rig workers, say sources.
On Monday, Secretary of State for Transport, Mr Shapps, said in the House of Commons: “The final details of the quarantine scheme will be released soon, coming in early next month.”