Covid: how have UK border controls compared with other countries'?
Unlike Britain, other countries opted for much tighter travel restrictions, including screening and quarantine
Just 10 days before the first Covid-19 lockdown in March last year, the UK abandoned a short-lived policy of asking arrivals from high-risk overseas locations to quarantine.
While other countries introduced stricter travel curbs to combat the pandemic, for nearly three months until early June Downing Street did not opt to implement border measures. It was, according to a , a “highly unusual” approach.