Government plans to jail Britons entering ‘designated areas’ abroad for 10 years under new terror laws

A new law that could see people imprisoned for up to 10 years if they enter “designated areas” abroad is being proposed by the government.

Without announcing the plan, it has introduced a completely new clause to the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill, which MPs and peers have already expressed human rights concerns about.

“Entering or remaining in an area” designated as a terror risk by the home secretary would become a criminal offence under the Terrorism Act 2000.