Tuesday 19 May 2020 / 3:46 PM Conor McGinn / Security

Conor McGinn comments on quarantine arrangements for travel in to the UK from the Common Travel Area

Conor McGinn MP, Labour’s Shadow Security Minister, commenting on quarantine arrangements for travel in to the UK from the Common Travel Area, said:

“The ability to move freely in the Common Travel Area only applies to British and Irish citizens, but the Government has suggested that all travel in to the UK from Ireland should be exempt from quarantine, potentially including those coming from other countries.

“In recent days the Irish Government has rebuffed UK Ministers by making it clear that anyone arriving from outside the island of Ireland, including British citizens, will be subject to 14-day quarantine rules. In addition, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are only allowing very limited inbound travel and quarantining all arrivals.

“Ministers need to clear up this confusion and work with Common Travel Area partners to ensure the UK is not out-of-step or taking unnecessary risks.”