ANY residents who are found trying to travel abroad without good reason may face a £5,000 fine after new coronavirus laws were announced.

Under current rules, residents would be allowed to go abroad from May 17. However due to a rise in cases in Europe MPs will discuss a specific law which will put a stop to international travel while Covid cases fall.

The new law, which is due to come into effect on Monday (March 29), would put a stop to unessential foreign travel and would see travellers receive a £5,000 fine if they visit other countries without a reasonable excuse.

Anyone who wishes to travel abroad will have to fill out a declaration form, and state a valid reason for wanting to leave the country.

The travel ban will be in place until at least May 3, and does not apply to anyone travelling to the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and the Republic of Ireland.