UK travel restrictions: what went wrong?

‘As international travel restarted in the summer of 2021, passengers were subjected to a traffic light system that was opaque, ambiguous and inconsistent’ – Transport Select Committee. By Simon Calder

<p>Arrivals at Heathrow Terminal 5 </p>

Arrivals at Heathrow Terminal 5

Disproportionate, unscientific and ineffective: that is the damning assessment of the UK government’s Covid travel restrictions by the Transport Select Committee.

So what went wrong, and could it happen again? These are the key questions and answers.

When did the UK first introduce Covid travel restrictions?

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in