The British Government announced this Friday that it will impose a 14-day quarantine travelers arriving in the country from June 8 to try to prevent further outbreaks of coronavirus from abroad.
The Minister of the Interior, Priti Patel, indicated in a press conference that skipping the quarantine will be punished with £ 1,000 in England (1,120 euros), while Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland -the rest of the United Kingdom– They will establish their own sanctions and the police will carry out random house checks to verify compliance.
Will be exempt from the measure travelers arriving from the Republic of Ireland and some workers, such as restrooms, carriers, and contract workers for agriculture. The Government will review your strategy every three weeks and it contemplates the possibility of agreeing “air bridges” with countries that have “low levels of transmission”.
The details of the plan were revealed on a day in which the United Kingdom reached 36,393 deaths from covid-19, after adding 351 deaths, and detected 3,287 new infections, an increase compared to 2,615 cases the previous day. The country continues to be the most punished in Europe because of the pandemic.
Despite the doubts expressed by some scientists and dozens of English municipalities, the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, maintains its plans to begin reopen schools in england starting next June 1st.
Country entry form
All people arriving in the UK by plane, train or ship from June 8 must fill out a form with their personal informationtheir travel plans, and inform the customs police of the address where they plan to isolate themselves. Hotels, as well as houses of friends and family, will be accepted places for quarantine, but if the place chosen by travelers does not meet the necessary requirements, or does not have one, they will be required to stay two weeks in “facilities set up its disposition by the government, “said Patel.
Celia Maza. London”Citizens will forgive us for the mistakes made at the beginning of the confinement, but they will not forgive us for the mistakes made when leaving it,” said a ‘tory’ in the local press.
Newcomers will be encouraged to use private transportation, like a car, to travel to the quarantine site, which they should not leave in 14 days and where they will not be able to receive visits, except in case they need essential help. They will not be able to go out to work, study, use public transport or taxis, or be in public areas such as parks, and will only be able to leave the home or hotel to buy food and basic products if it is not possible for someone to take them to House.
They will also be asked to install the official government application to detect covid-19 infections once it is available. “At a time when the world is beginning to emerge from what we hope has been the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, we must look to the future and protect British citizens by reducing the risk of cases crossing our borders,” declared the minister.
France to impose quarantine on UK travelers
France announced on Friday that it will impose a 14-day quarantine on all travelers from the United Kingdom, in reciprocity for London’s decision to take that measure in its fight against covid-19.
“We regret the British decision. France is ready to launch a reciprocity measure when the device will come into force on the British side, “the French Interior Ministry told local media. In this way, Paris takes the same measure that it adopted with Spain when Madrid announced that every traveler entering the country should respect 14 days of quarantine.
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