A WOMAN has been fined more than £2,000 for returning to England without a coronavirus testing kit last year.

Lilianne Tavlan, 21, of Turl Street in Oxford, arrived at Heathrow Airport while failing to possess coronavirus testing package on April 8 last year.

Travelling abroad was prohibited at the time other than for a “small number of permitted reasons”.

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The government launched a new taskforce to review global travel which included rules such as taking coronavirus tests before and after travelling as well as self-isolating.

Tavlan was fined £1,760 at Greater Manchester Magistrates' Court on July 18 this year. She was almost made to pay a victim surcharge or £176 and court costs of £90.

The whole total is £2,026 which has to be paid by Monday, August 15.


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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