The number of international travellers has plummeted due to the new two-week quarantine rule introduced by the government of the UK recently.
According to reports, the government will soon pronounce that international travellers could be fined 1,000 pounds if they fail to observe the new rule of self-isolation.
Later on the Home Secretary Priti Patel is expected to give an overview of the measures at the coronavirus briefing in Downing Street. Health officials would be able to carry out spot checks at private addresses to see whether the travellers are following the orders, according to the new plan.
It is expected that the new regulation pertaining to air travellers might be put to effect next month.
In order to prevent a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, all travellers will be required to fill in a form with their contact information on arrival. However, road hauliers, medical officials and people arriving from the Republic of Ireland would be exempt.
Plane, ferry or train passengers arriving into the UK would be required to provide UK border officials with an address of where they will self-isolate, otherwise the government will plan for their accommodation.
At the beginning of the week, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary described the idea of quarantining passengers as “idiotic” and “unimplementable”, while trade body Airlines UK said it “would effectively kill” international travel to and from Britain.
Airlines have already proven that as a result of the coronavirus outbreak air travel has lowered by 99 per cent.