Those who break the rules face a potential deportation or £1,000 fine. Boris Johnson is understood to be planning to announce the plans at the government briefing tomorrow. Speaking to The Times a government source said: “These measures will help protect the British public and reduce the transmission of the virus as we move into the next phase of our response.”
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It is one of a number of measures reportedly set to be announced tomorrow, as Britain begins to open up from lockdown.
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These include being able to leave home for exercise more than once a day and being able to visit garden centres.
However, airline bosses are said to be concerned the plans will prevent the industry from getting back to business this summer.
Each day of April saw an average of 15,000 passengers arrived in Britain.
There was no quarantine requirement or temperature checks for these entrants.
Ministers believed that stricter rules would not have made a difference because of the prevalence of transmission.
Arrivals will also be required to register where they intend to stay quarantined on digital forms.
Travellers from the Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Mann will be exempt.
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There has been a 90 percent decline in flights since the beginning of lockdown.
Wednesday saw 714 flights in or out of Britain, the highest since the measures were put into place.
The United Kingdom coronavirus death toll is now at 31,241.
This figure includes those who died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive.
According to NHS England a six-week-old baby was amongst the victims.