The United Kingdom became this week the first european country to lament over 40 000 died of the coronavirus. The country will impose a quarantine of 14 days for travelers arriving from abroad in order to limit the spread of the Covid-19, reported Friday, may 22, the minister in charge of Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis. "The people arriving in the United Kingdom will be put in quarantine" to "contain" the rate of transmission of the disease, revealed Brandon Lewis on the Sky television News.
" Obviously, the british citizens who return will be put in quarantine at home. Visitors will need to make arrangements to perform this quarantine for 14 days, " he added. This measure, which will be reviewed "every three weeks" according to him, must accompany the déconfinement progressive in the country, which must start from the 1st of June in the case of progress in the fight against the pandemic. Brandon Lewis has stated that no exemption was provided "for the moment" for travellers arriving from countries with low rates of transmission.
The details known later in the day
According to the british press, the travelers will be subject to random checks, and violators will be subject to a fine of 1 000 pounds (approximately 1 117 euros). However, exceptions are provided for road transport operators and medical personnel, as well as for the Irish, but not for travellers arriving from France, such as London and Paris had recently suggested. The details of the measure must be incurred by the Interior minister Priti Patel at the daily press conference of the government scheduled at 17 hours (16 hours GMT).