London, February 15
Britain’s tougher new travel rules to contain the spread of Covid variants came into effect from Monday, involving compulsory hotel quarantine for anyone returning to England from one of the 33 high-risk “red list” countries.
Those arriving will have to pre-book and pay 1,750 pounds to spend 10 days quarantining in government-sanctioned hotels.
Extremely serious breaches of the new norms could result in a 10-year jail term and fines of up to 10,000 pounds.
Meanwhile, Indian envoy in Moscow has said India is likely to approve the Russia-made Sputnik V vaccine within a few weeks. — Agencies