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British people face £5,000 fine for taking vacations abroad

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  •   03-24-2021  8:14 am
  •   Pax Global Media

British people face £5,000 fine for taking vacations abroad
Pax Global Media

And you thought Canada’s mandatory hotel quarantine measure was bad.

British people who decide to take a vacation amid the COVID-19 pandemic might soon face a hefty fine to the tune of £5,000 (CAD $8,664), according to possible new government regulations.

The U.K.'s new "Roadmap Regulations," released on Monday (March 22), states that anyone travelling outside the country "without a reasonable excuse" should be fined.

The legislation will be voted on in parliament on Thursday (March 25).

Non-essential travel is currently banned in the U.K. under a Stay at Home order.

Those who leave the country must fill out a travel declaration form, explaining the nature of their trip. 

U.K. residents returning home are also confronted by border officials over the reasons why they travelled.

There are already stiff fines in place – the penalty is £200 for not filling out a travel declaration form.

If the new legislation passes, the £5,000 penalty will take effect March 29.

The new law is set to remain in place until June 30, meaning that non-essential travel would be banned for three more months. 

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