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Threat of 10 year sentence for arrivals hiding high risk travel criticised

Ten-year jail sentences for travellers who try to conceal journeys to high-risk countries have been branded “extraordinarily high� in a backlash against the Government’s plan to tackle coronavirus variants. Matt Hancock announced a requirement for UK residents returning to England from 33 “red list� countries to pay £1,750 to quarantine for 10 days in Government-designated hotels..