Thursday 14 January 2021 / 6:03 PM Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds comments on travel ban from South America and Portugal

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on news of the travel ban from South America and Portugal, said:

“It is a necessary step that arrivals from Brazil, neighbouring countries and Portugal will be banned.

“However, this is yet another example of government incompetence, lurching from one crisis and rushed announcement to another.

“The failure to put in place an effective policy on testing before entry and a quarantine system that is checking only one in 100 people is putting lives at risk.”