Thursday 14 January 2021 / 9:37 AM Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds comments on the news that the Government has delayed requiring passengers travelling to England from abroad to have a negative Covid-19 test

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the news that the Government has delayed requiring passengers travelling to England from abroad to have a negative Covid-19 test, said:

 

“The Government has lacked a comprehensive airport testing policy through this pandemic and now it is slipping into utter chaos.

 

“Issuing statements in the middle of the night, because their proposals are unworkable, causes ever greater challenges for travellers and industry.

 

“This chronic failure is also putting us at risk yet again, from strains such as those that emerged in South Africa and Brazil. As ever, Ministers are too slow to act and it’s putting people at serious risk.”

 

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