Britain to discuss tighter travel restrictions: BBC

Britain to debate tighter journey restrictions: BBC

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FILE PHOTO: Passengers carrying protecting face masks arrive from Paris at Eurostar terminal at St Pancras station, as Britain imposes a 14-day quarantine on arrival from France from Saturday, following the outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), in London, Britain August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) – British ministers are to debate on Monday additional tightening journey restrictions, the BBC reported on Saturday, including that folks arriving within the nation could possibly be required to quarantine in resorts.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson instructed a information convention on Friday that the UK might have to implement additional measures to guard its borders from new variants of COVID-19.

Britain’s present restrictions ban most worldwide journey whereas new guidelines launched earlier in January require a unfavorable coronavirus check earlier than departure for most individuals arriving, in addition to a interval of quarantine.

The federal government is contemplating making it necessary for travellers to spend that 10-day quarantine interval in a resort for which they must pay, as a method to implement the quarantine guidelines, the BBC mentioned.

Amid rising worries about new COVID-19 variants, critics of Britain’s present quarantine coverage say it isn’t sufficiently enforced.

Stricter border guidelines can be a recent blow for the aviation and journey sectors, already underneath nice monetary pressure from near a yr of COVID-19 restrictions and minimal revenues.

In England, the 10-day quarantine requirement may be lowered if the traveller has a unfavorable COVID-19 check after 5 days, whereas Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire all have barely totally different guidelines.

Reporting by Sarah Younger; Enhancing by Frances Kerry