Saturday, February 13, 2021

#UK: Ten-Year Prison Sentences For Returning Travelers Who Lie About Covid Country Travels

[world politics news]

British rrsidents returning from abroad face up to 10 years in prison if they break travel rules, and they must quarantine in hotel upon returning from certain countries, under new rules announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock this week.

Passengers returning from one of the 33 designated ‘red list’ countries will have to quarantine in government-approved hotels starting next week. 

And anyone who lies on their passenger-locator form about whether they have visited one of these countries faces imprisonment for up to 10 years. 

As the Daily Telegraph newspaper’s assistant head of travel, Oliver Smith, has pointed out, this is longer than some sentences for rape (the average sentence is around eight years).


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