UK border officers have been instructed to stop routinely checking whether travellers from many countries have tested negative for COVID-19.
ISU – the union representing border, immigration and customs workers in the UK – confirmed to Euronews that the new policy applied to people arriving from so-called green and amber list countries under the government’s foreign travel traffic light system.
The change is meant to cut waiting times for airport immigration checks, and the ISU hopes it will reduce verbal abuse against border staff.
But the move is raising concerns that coronavirus cases may be imported at a time when infection rates are already soaring across the country.
The Guardian first reported
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