Residents of England and Wales will soon face hefty fines if they are caught traveling abroad without an approved reason, according to reports.
Governments of both countries have announced a ban on 'non-essential' travel outside their borders with violations potentially resulting in a £5,000 (~$6,900) fine.
The new rules are set to go into effect on Monday, March 29, and remain in force until at least the end of June, dealing another heavy blow to Europe's tourism industry.
Scotland and Northern Ireland may follow suit and impose similar draconian measures in a supposed effort to 'contain COVID infections.'
“If they don’t reopen international travel in May then there will be absolute carnage at airports and for the communities that rely on them," one British MP is quoted as saying.
“There is a significant lobby in this country who think air travel is evil and are out to use this pandemic to try to destroy it, but it would be devastating for the many airport workers."
European leaders allege a 'third wave' of COVID and 'variants' of the virus are spreading across the continent, justifying moves to further tighten the screws on populations who have already been victimized by a year of lockdowns, forced business closures, and restrictions of movement.
German officials have announced an ongoing national lockdown will be extended through late April, with an especially strict 5-day stretch spanning Easter weekend when even grocery stores will mostly be closed.
"We are in a very, very serious situation," claimed German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "What we have is essentially a new pandemic" that is "significantly more deadly, significantly more infectious."
On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in many European cities and towns to protest against current and future medical tyranny being imposed under the guise of the 'coronavirus crisis.'
Migrants from across the world are accepting the Biden administration's invitation to flood the southern border.
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