According to the Ministry of Transport (DfT), the British Civil Aviation Bureau has fined 630 airlines carrying passengers without the correct COVID-19 documents since February 11.
These measures form part of the UK’s border measures aimed at protecting the country from CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus variants that may reduce the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine. Said DfT.
Under government CCP virus regulations, passengers landing in the UK must have evidence of a recent negative COVID-19 test and a completed passenger locator form. Those who arrive without these documents will be fined £ 500 ($ 696).
The airline will also be fined if it fails to verify that the passenger has these documents before arriving in the United Kingdom.
Carriers are fined £ 2,000 ($ 2,783) for each passenger who does not have a valid pre-departure test certificate and £ 2,000 for each passenger who does not fill out the passenger locator form. I will.
You will also be fined £ 4,000 ($ 5,566) if you do not provide the correct information to inform passengers of your requirements before and during your trip.
Airlines will be fined £ 2,000 for all passengers boarding countries on the government’s Red List in the last 10 days.
The UK government sees vaccine deployment as a way out of the pandemic. To date, more than 42 million vaccinations have been carried out nationwide.
However, the government is concerned that the effectiveness of the vaccine may be compromised by imported COVID-19 mutants that are resistant to existing jabs.
On April 23, the United Kingdom banned travelers from India to prevent the spread of the new variants first identified in India.
This mutant, known as B.1.617, has two mutations, E484Q and L452R, found in other mutants around the world and is thought to contribute to increased vaccine transmission and resistance.
According to the latest figures released on April 21 132 cases One of the Indian variants was discovered in the United Kingdom.
In February, the UK Government launched a mandatory hotel quarantine program. Anyone traveling to the UK from a country on the UK travel ban list must be quarantined in a government-approved facility for 10 days.