A 14-day quarantine on entry into the United Kingdom now awaits those coming from Spain. This regulation takes effect from Sunday 26 July. Thus, the tourist corridor between the UK and Spain existed only 3 weeks.
The verdict of the British authorities was dictated by numerous new cases of coronavirus in Spain. Given that many British citizens have real estate on the Spanish coast, now they will have to significantly adjust their plans for movement between these countries. This innovation also applies to the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.
There is a UK Government’s quarantine exemption list. It includes to date, about 60 states, returning from which or going to the British Isles for tourism purposes, are not subject to mandatory self-isolation.The quarantine exemption list is subject to change at any time. However, even if a country is on the list, it does not necessarily mean that it is free to travel there from England or Scotland.
What is quarantine in Britain? Upon arrival, every traveller is required to complete a quarantine form which must include the quarantine location address. Failure to do so will result in a fine of up to £100. If the address is not provided, the government will arrange for the accommodation to be at the traveller’s expense. From the airport or other place of arrival the passenger should, if possible, drive his or her own car.
Within 14 days, you may be called for a check-up, sent a message or other means of checking whether you are complying with the rules, for non-compliance – a fine of up to £1,000. No public transport, taxis, schools, work or anything else. To the shop – only if you have no one to buy food and basic necessities. If you are on holiday and you work tomorrow, you will not get paid sick pay if you have no symptoms.
Overall, there are still quite severe restrictions in the UK today due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I must say that both English and Scottish tourists are subject to restrictive measures in many countries.