The UK Tightens Border Restrictions & Hotel Quarantine; Jail & Fine For Violators

by Yogita Chainani
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The UK had recently added the UAE on its travel ban list. And now to ensure further safety, the UK has again updated its travel rules for passengers. According to Gov.UK, starting from February 15, travellers arriving in the UK from a country with a travel ban will have to quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 10-days. It means those travelling from the UAE or India will also have to follow this rule. 

British Government To Fine & Jail Those Violating Rules

British government tightens measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, they have tightened the rules. Travellers violating the newly-imposed quarantine restrictions in the UK could face a heavy fine of up to 10,000 British pounds ($13,800), and 10 years in prison. The new mandatory hotel quarantines will be in effect from February 15. COVID Vaccine Passport May Be The Future Of Travel & Here’s Everything To Know.

The New Update Will Be Applicable To British And Irish Nationals, Passengers With UK Residency From February 15

The new update, which will be applicable from February 15, will apply to all British and Irish nationals, or passengers with UK residency rights, who may return via indirect flights. At present, all direct flight to the UK from UAE are non-functional. And all non-British travellers from the UAE or who’ve transited through the UAE will be denied entry to the UK.

UK Bans Travel

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For travelling to the UK, passengers with UK residency rights, British and Irish nationals will have to present a negative PCR test and completed passenger locator form before arrival. These individuals may return to the UK via indirect flights.

UK Government Is Seeking Advice From Other National Regarding Travel Quarantine

A press release on the UK government website also states that ‘further details will be set out next week on how passengers will be able to book into the designated accommodation facilities’. Whereas, reports in The National state that, travellers may have to pay £800 per person for 11 nights out of their pocket.

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Meanwhile, the UK government at present is seeking advice from Australia and New Zealand, who have seen success with the implementation of travel quarantine.

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