PUBLISHED: 17:21, Sat, May 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:33, Sat, May 23, 2020
British tourists hoping for a holiday in the sun this year could be sorely disappointed. Ms Patel announced yesterday that anyone arriving in the UK from abroad will face 14 days in quarantine. Anyone caught breaking the rules could be fined up to £1,000 or face deportation.
The Home Secretary said yesterday: “This will require international arrivals to self-isolate for 14 days – that is the incubation period for the virus.
“So for people who have become infected overseas we can limit this spread of the virus.
“With far fewer people being infected in this country, any new arrivals will have a much bigger impact, potentially causing a second wave.”
The rules include Britons arriving back in the country from holiday, putting many peoples’ future holidays in jeopardy.
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Holidays 2020: British tourists hoping for a holiday in the sun this year could be disappointed (Image: GETTY)
Holidays 2020: Anyone caught breaking the rules could be fined up to £1,000 (Image: GETTY)
The only exceptions are those travelling from Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
Britons now face having to take weeks off work for a weekend away.
But now a loophole has been allegedly exposed which could see people try to avoid the quarantine rules all together.
Reportedly, some travel companies have said that they are looking to exploit the new rules by flying via Dublin, accoridng to The Sun.
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