Holidays chaos as ALL travel corridors closed meaning all entering country must quarantine

holidays chaos as all travel corridors closed meaning all entering country must quarantine

As concerns mount over a growing number of coronavirus strains originating from around the globe, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to slam shut all travel corridors. The new rules will come into effect on Monday at 4:00am.

“From 4:00am on 18 January 2021, if you do not present proof of a negative test result, you may not be able to board and could be fined £500 on arrival into England,” states the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s travel advice page.

This self-isolation can be shortened if travellers opt into the Government’s “test to release” scheme.

Arrivals who can offer a negative COVID-19 test taken on day five of their quarantine, at their own expense, will be able to shorten their self-isolation period.

Earlier today, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps also warned Britons flouting quarantine could face a criminal record.

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Speaking on GMB, Mr Shapps said: “The most important thing is that when people do get home they quarantine themselves.

“Not only could you get a fine, but you could get a criminal record.”

The latest travel ban comes amid growing concerns over a number of mutations of coronavirus detected around the world.

So far, three major new strains have been detected.

The first originated in the UK, the second was found to have originated from South Africa, and the third from Brazil.

It is not yet known whether or not the Brazilian variant is highly contagious, however, the UK variant is said to be 70 percent more transmissible.

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