Up to 10,000 households per day could be visited by “Covid Marshals” to ensure that they are quarantined after trips abroad.
The amber list includes many popular spots for the British, including Spain, France, Italy, and Greece.
Individuals returning from amber countries are required to take two tests upon arrival.
However, the ministers have stressed that this is not the time to visit such places.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said “You shouldn’t be going to these places now”.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Times Radio on Sunday that people should not travel to places on the yellow or red list “unless it is absolutely necessary, and certainly not for vacation purposes.”
The Prime Minister has also stressed that countries on the yellow list “are not somewhere to vacation”.
You will also need to self-isolate at home for 10 days, although they can shorten that time if they take an additional negative test on the fifth day.
If returnees are not at home at the time of their visit, they can be reported to the police.
Increase in self-isolation tests
The government is currently doing around 1,000 checks a day, but this will be compounded as more people are leaving after the travel ban is relaxed.
Those returning to the UK from government ‘yellow list’ countries will be required to self-isolate at home for a period of 10 days and have a PCR test performed on days two and eight.
It was reported last week that the Home Office had hired a private security company to conduct these visits, with Mitie staff making sure people self-isolate if necessary.
The government hopes their contract with Mitie will increase compliance with arrivals from countries on the “yellow list”.
NHS Test and Trace is currently calling passengers who have just arrived in the UK to see if they are complying with the rules.
Those who fail to comply with their legal obligation to self-isolate on their return to the UK can face a fine of £ 1,000, up to £ 10,000 for repeat offenses.
Travelers returning from countries on the “Green List” do not have to self-isolate, but have to take a PCR test on the second day after their arrival.
People arriving from countries on the “Red List” require a negative Covid test before departure as well as a 10-day quarantine in a hotel and a PCR test on days two and eight.
“You shouldn’t go to an amber list country on vacation”
The increased controls on those required to self-isolate come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock recently tried to clear the confusion about whether or not people can travel to “yellow list” countries.
Earlier this week, Environment Secretary George Eustice said people could travel to amber countries to visit family or friends, as long as they comply with quarantine rules on their return.
Welsh Foreign Secretary Simon Hart also said that “some people may think a vacation is essential” and therefore a valid reason to travel.
However, the Prime Minister insisted that the position was “very clear” and that people should only travel to an Amber List country “in an extreme case, such as a family member’s serious illness”.
Mr Johnson told MPs, “You shouldn’t go to an Amber List country on vacation.”
Health Secretary Hancock said on Wednesday (Jan.