Thursday 3 June 2021 / 4:17 PM Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds comments on the Government’s announcement that Portugal has been removed from travel Green List

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary commenting on the Government’s announcement that Portugal has been removed from travel Green List, said:

 

“The U.K. Government have caused chaos with the mishandling of travel restrictions at the border.

 

“The confusion over the ‘Amber List’ has led to reports of over 50,000 people travelling to the UK daily, with only a tiny percentage going into hotel quarantine and a stream of flights entering the UK from ‘Amber List’ countries. Labour has warned time and time again that this is leaving the door wide open to new strains of the virus.

 

“Moving Portugal onto the ‘Amber List’ is not the answer. The ‘Amber List’ itself should be scrapped.  Ministers also now need a clear plan to manage the confusion that will result in Portugal being removed from the ‘Green List’ so quickly and must publish all of the data behind this decision.”