The British government is introducing a hefty fine for British people who go on holiday abroad during corona time.
It concerns an amount of 5000 pounds. Not only holidaymakers risk such a fine.
Under the new legislation, this can be imposed on anyone who leaves the country without a valid reason. The new rules have yet to be approved by parliament and will then remain in effect until June 30, Sky News reports.
Chances are, however, that the English will be able to enjoy a holiday abroad before that date.
Health Minister Matt Hancock does not rule out the premature relaxation of the rules for international travel. He thought it was too early to anticipate this because the coronavirus seems to be spreading more quickly in parts of Europe.
The new law states that no one may “leave England to travel to a destination outside the UK” without a valid reason. The travel ban does not cover areas such as the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
International travel is not going completely flat. British are still allowed to go abroad for work, study or to receive medical treatment. Attending a funeral or a family member’s wedding is also seen as a valid reason for leaving the country.