Four passengers at Birmingham airport have been fined £10,000 for failing to declare they had travelled from a “red list” country on the first day the restrictions came into force.
British and Irish nationals or UK residents who have been in a country deemed a high coronavirus risk in the previous 10 days are required to book a 10-day quarantine package, costing £1,750 per adult, as the government seeks to limit the spread of new and potentially more dangerous variants arriving from abroad.
Chris Todd, the temporary assistant chief constable of West Midlands police, told a meeting held by the force’s strategic policing and crime board that four passengers on Monday had failed to declare they had arrived from one of the 33 red list countries and had received £10,000 fines. It is understood the fines were issued by Border Force but the Home Office declined to comment.
Todd said: “On the first day of implementation, we have received six passengers who had declared…
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