‘Holiday is not a valid reason to travel’: Priti Patel on new Covid border rules & quarantine hotels
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Travellers returning to the UK from “red list” countries will be sent to quarantine hotels for 10 days, Boris Johnson has announced.
The Prime Minister told the Commons on Wednesday that passengers will be “met at the airport and transported directly into quarantine”. Non-UK residents from red list countries will continue to be refused entry to the country.
Home Secretary Priti Patel told the commons that passengers will be asked to declare why they are travelling – and holidays will not be a valid excuse.
Ms Patel added: “This reason for travel will be checked by carriers prior to departure and this approach effectively mirrors the checks on arrivals that are already in place with the passenger locator form.”