Brits quizzed & fined at borders, 'a holiday is not a valid reason to travel'.

BORDER staff and police will STOP Brits leaving the country under strict new border plans, it was announced on Wednesday.

People trying to exit Britain will be confronted if their reason for leaving their homes is deemed non-essential - while those arriving from 30 high-risk countries will be forced into hotel quarantines.

Passengers returning from the 30 “red-list countries” will face strict isolation rules, with passengers forced to fork out around £1,500 for a ten-day stay in a hotel.

People will be met at the airport and transported directly into quarantine.

And those who want to travel out of the UK will have to fill out a form to apply first - which they need to present at the border.

Anyone found at the border without a good reason will be sent home or fined, Priti Patel said today, and going on holiday is not a valid reason” to ignore the stay-at-home rules.

And she added that ministers will look again at the current exemptions from travel to try and cut down on the 10,000 people flying into the UK daily.

Ms Patel also took a swipe at Instagram influencers - many of whom jetted off to the hotspots claiming they had to work there.

She raged: "We see plenty of influencers on social media, showing off which parts of the world they are in - mainly sunny parts of the world.

"Going on holiday is not an exemption, and it's important that people stay at home."

Ministers have unveiled the tough new border policy this afternoon after criticism the current measures don't go far enough - and could let in new strains of the virus that may not work with the vaccines.

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