A man and a woman from the UK were fined £10,000 (AED51,000) each after failing to properly quarantine following a trip to Dubai.
Officials said yesterday the pair had flown from Dubai to another country and then to the UK to try and avoid the mandatory 10-day quarantine.
The couple were fined the maximum amount of £10,000 for their Dubai trip and taken directly to a quarantine hotel once they were found.
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A man and woman have been fined £10,000 each for failing to quarantine after returning from Dubai, police have said https://t.co/EDnCRqeDxe
Chief Inspector Chris Barnes, from Merseyside Police, said their actions were “selfish, inconsiderate, and potentially dangerous.”
“In this instance, the pair in question avoided a direct flight route back from Dubai to one of the specified airports in an attempt to evade this process,” he said.
“However, this was ultimately unsuccessful and has now resulted in a significant fine of £10,000 each.
UK policy states that travellers from the UAE – and 32 other countries – are at high risk and must quarantine for 10 days.
And their trip could get even more expensive!
As well as the fine, they have to pay at least £1,750 for 11 nights for the quarantine hotel. And an extra £1,200 if they test positive for coronavirus and need to extend their stay.
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