Theresa May claims that the UK’s “incomprehensible” travel laws are keeping the country “closed for business.”
THERESA MAY has warned that the United Kingdom’s “incomprehensible” travel laws are inflicting economic ruin as the country remains “closed for business.”
During a House of Commons debate on the aviation industry on Thursday, the former Prime Minister slammed the Government’s coronavirus travel advice. “We will never be able to travel overseas ever again” if travel is prohibited every time the UK discovers a new source of concern, she warned.
Mrs May recalled ministers’ commitments from last year that they were “working hard” to guarantee that foreign travel could resume securely.
“One year later, we are no further along; indeed, we have a shattered sector, lost jobs, and a global Britain closed for business,” she continued.
“Rather than moving forward, we’ve taken a step backward.
“Despite the fact that we now have over 50% of the adult population vaccinated – a fantastic program – we are now restricted in our travel more than we were last year.
“I traveled to Switzerland in August and South Korea in September in 2020; there was no vaccination and travel was possible; this year, there is a vaccine and travel is not feasible.”
She went on to say that she didn’t comprehend the government’s position.
Environment Secretary George Eustice recommended Britons to “vacation at home” earlier this week, as government backed current travel restrictions.
Due to dwindling expectations of international trips being permitted, he predicted that the UK’s holiday locations will be “very, extremely packed.”