"Better Late Than Never" Says TSSA On New Travel Rules

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Travel and transport union TSSA has branded the closure of travel corridors from Monday as "better late than never" in attempts to control the coronavirus pandemic.

The government has today announced that all travel corridors will close from Monday 18 January with all travellers to the UK required to have a negative test and to self-isolate upon arrival.

Manuel Cortes, TSSA General Secretary, said: “This measure should have been put in place last March when our country first went into lockdown. The countries which have most successfully combatted this deadly virus – including Australia and New Zealand – have had tight border restrictions and mandatory quarantine as an early intervention, proving that it works.

“It’s better late than never, but this government is shockingly woeful at taking the action needed to keep people safe. They have failed our people, our economy and have countless lives on their hands.

“Instead of boasting about how great we are, this government should focus on the day job of track and trace which along with vaccinations is the only long-term solution to the pandemic.

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