Boris Johnson vows to ramp up quarantine checks & 'simplify' passenger ...

BORIS JOHNSON announced a string of new lockdown measures last night. As part of these, he vowed the Government would step up checks on travellers facing quarantine, and "simplify" the current passenger locator forms.

PUBLISHED: 09:32, Thu, Sep 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:16, Thu, Sep 10, 2020

While announcing a string of new lockdown measures last night, including the latest “rule of six”, Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to step up measures to ensure travellers entering the UK abide by quarantine rules. He said this will be done by “simplifying” the current passenger locator forms, as well as stepping up Border Force checks.

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It comes following a string of complaints from travellers who suggest parts of the current form are too confusing.

One section, in particular, has been highlighted for its lack of clarity.

It reads: “If you have only been in the area you normally live in, you do not need to give an arrival date. If you have not yet arrived in the area, for example, you are transiting through on the way to the UK, please enter the dates that you will be there.”

The form has also been slammed for not distinguishing between different places.

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One holidaymaker posted a Tweet asking: “Has anyone else filled in the home office's passenger locator form?

“When I came back from Greece it asked for my seat number on the plane but not the island or hotel I stayed in?

“Has it been updated to capture this because if not you could put anything.”

Meanwhile, the Government has also come under fire for not enforcing the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

One traveller named Mark Henshall had travelled back from Brittany with his family when the Franc quarantine was announced on August 15.

“We’ve had no communication about the situation, nobody checking on whether we are sticking to our quarantine,” he told The Telegraph.

“There wasn’t even a text or email to confirm you’d been registered.”

However, now Mr Johnson assures things are set to change.

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