NYC Clamps Down on U.K. Travelers As Concern Over New COVID Strain Grows

Dec 23, 2020

Mayor Bill De Blasio announces new restrictions for U.K. travelers.

  New York City officials are going to great lengths to make sure all U.K. travelers coming to New York will quarantine. 

Sheriff authorities will be mailing quarantine orders for all air travelers. For U.K. travelers specifically, Mayor de Blasio says members of the sheriff’s office will knock on their hotel or home doors to ensure the quarantine is being obeyed.

“This is going to be the busiest travel time of the year when you think about all these days up through New Years, intensive travel time.  We need people not to travel but if they do we are going to be very very stringent about the rules.”

The mayor points to the new coronavirus strain spreading in the U.K. Those breaking quarantine rules face a one thousand dollar fine per day.