PEOPLE in England and Wales face an official holiday ban in law from Monday – with the risk of a £5,000 fine for escaping. Under new Covid laws people across the country will be officially banned from leaving the country without a reasonable excuse. Previously the holiday ban was implied, as it was not one of the reasons people are allowed to leave their homes. The new laws come in on Monday as part of lockdown rules being lifted, but effectively there’s no big change for holidays as they are already banned. People will face a fine of £5,000 for breaking the new law, however. Brits already have to also fill out a form if they do want to leave the country, stating their permitted reason to do so, or they will face a £200 fine for not having the right paperwork. It comes after: Ministers and experts poured cold water on the idea of holidays this summer abroad thanks to rising infection levels in Europe Boris Johnson said today that the third wave hitting the continent would eventually hit the UK’s shores too This morning ministers warned Brits not to make bookings abroad yet A final decision isn’t expected… Read full this story
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