In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the UK government ordered airlines to bring in a two week quarantine for anyone arriving in UK.
All air passengers entering the country will have to provide an address of where they will self-isolate for two weeks. The new restriction is expected to take effect at the end of this month.
For now it is imprecise how long the new travel restriction will be in place and whether non-UK residents would be allowed to stay in rented private accommodation.
In a statement, Airlines UK which represents British Airways, Easyjet and other UK-based airlines said: “We need to see the details of what they are proposing.” In a conference call scheduled for Sunday morning, Aviation minister Kelly Tolhurst is expected to clarify the policy to airline and airport representatives.
The UK registered airlines confirmed that the policy which was recently introduced by the government was for anyone arriving into the country other from Ireland including returning UK citizens, in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Key workers such as lorry drivers who transport good and people working in shipping industry would be an exception from this policy.
The announcement on travel is set to be made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson when he sets out a road map for easing the coronavirus lockdown as he addresses the nation Sunday.
Airlines UK said: “Nobody is going to go on holiday if they`re not able to resume normal life for 14 days, and business travel will severely be restricted.” Authorities will carry out spot checks, and those found in breach of the rules of this policy will face a fine of up to £1,000 or even deportation.