U.K – Travel restrictions tightened
Britain said that it would bring tighter border controls from next week due to the new variants rising, requiring hotel quarantine for arrivals and threatening rule-breakers with up to 10 in prison and fine.
Vacationing abroad is not possible for the residents of Britain until all adults have been vaccinated, a government official said. The transportation secretary, Grant Shapps, said on British television that international travel would depend on “everybody having their vaccinations” in Britain, and that restrictions could remain as long as other countries have not made significant progress in vaccinations.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the British public “would expect pretty strong action” and the maximum sentence reflects the seriousness of the crime.
From Monday, people arriving in England from red list countries must isolate for 10 days in hotels, costing £1,750. It follows concerns that existing vaccines being rolled out in the UK may struggle to control new virus variants identified around the world.