8,000 Foreign Tourists Enter UK Every Day while Brits Cannot Travel

Caribbean News…
06 April 2021 7:11pm
International Arrival lounge at Heathrow airport

Thousands of foreign tourists are being allowed into the UK every day despite Brits being banned from travelling.

Of the 20,000 people arriving at British borders, around 40 percent - or 8,000 - are holidaymakers, according to Border Force estimates.

One visitor from Peru was granted a visa after writing on their application form that the reason for their trip to the UK was to "visit Big Ben".

A Border Force source said hundreds of people visiting the UK each day are "basically coming here on a two-week holiday" and the agency has "no grounds to refuse them".

"As long as they’ve got an address where they say they’ll quarantine, and they’ve completed their pre-departure tests, they’ve got their certificates and everything else, they’ve got means and a return ticket, we’ve got no grounds to refuse them," they added.

Almost half of people arriving in the UK are tourists, but this jumps to 80 or 90 percent at Gatwick and Eurostar terminals.

All passengers entering the UK must provide proof of a negative Covid test taken no more than three days before departure, regardless of where they came from. They must also provide details of where they are staying and self-isolate for 10 days.

Source: The Sun

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