All Brits travelling abroad face £200 fines from Monday unless carrying new travel declaration form


ALL Brits leaving the country from Monday must have a new travel declaration form from Monday or face being fined £200.

They will also be banned from boarding their flight if not carrying the new documents.

Anyone leaving the country from Monday must have a travel declaration form

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Anyone leaving the country from Monday must have a travel declaration formCredit: Alamy Live News

The travel declaration forms were announced by Priti Patel earlier this year along with other travel restrictions.

Anyone leaving the country from Monday must download the form from the government website declaring why they are leaving this country and provide evidence of this.

This must only be for essential travel, such as work, health or education reasons.

It also includes volunteer work, funerals and weddings or buying and letting property abroad.

Anyone trying to board a flight without one will be fined £200, and banned from travelling.

Anyone without the form will be fined £200 and stopped from boarding

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Anyone without the form will be fined £200 and stopped from boardingCredit: EPA

Airlines and airport check in desks will be checking the forms to prevent anyone travelling abroad illegally.

Holidays abroad are still banned in the UK lockdown, meaning a trip abroad for leisure purposes does not quality.

There are some exceptions – for example, if travelling within the UK, to Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man – or any travellers under the age of 18.

Ms Patel previously said that anybody without a valid reason “will be directed to return home or face a fine”.

She added: “Going on holiday is not a valid reason to travel.”

She gave examples of “people turning up with skis” and also influencers “showing off” about their trips abroad, especially in Dubai, both of which will not be allowed.

Brits already face strict travel rules when leaving the UK, with the lockdown not allowing holidays abroad.

Anyone returning to the country must have three negative coronavirus tests – one before arriving, and two during the mandatory 10-day quarantine.

Anyone returning from one of 33 “high-risk; countries must pay £1,750 and quarantine for 10 days at a government-mandated hotel.





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