Henceforth,travelers arriving in the United Kingdom from June 8 will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, the British Home Secretary Priti Patel announced on Friday.
“People arriving in the UK will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, except for those on a short list of exemptions,” she said, adding that new arrivals will be required to provide their address and contact details should authorities need to trace them and that the quarantine was mandatory. “There will be penalties for those who break these mandatory measures.”
Patel defended the measures saying the UK government was taking them “to guard against imported cases” and assured it was doing so at “a time where it would be most effective.”
“It is to protect that hard-won progress and prevent a devastating resurgence and a second wave of the virus,” she said.