Nick Thomas-Symonds – 2021 Comments on Travel Ban from South American and Portugal

The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 14 January 2021.

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.