Wednesday 2 June 2021 / 4:58 PM Home Affairs / Nick Thomas-Symonds

Labour warns of Covid variant risk as reports highlight Border Force set to increasingly struggle to process rising passenger numbers

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, warning of Covid variant risk as reports highlight Border Force are set to increasingly struggle to process rising passenger numbers, said:

“This is yet more evidence of the dangerous impact of Conservative chaos over travel planning. This is causing ongoing confusion over the ‘Amber List’ that is resulting in far too many people still travelling to Covid hotspots and mixing at airports, further increasing the risk of variants reaching the UK.

“Ministers need to scrap the ‘Amber List’ urgently, to limit travellers reaching the UK and ensure that Border Force have the resources they need to manage arrivals from the ‘Green List’ safely.”