Theresa May launches blistering attack on UK’s ‘chaotic’ travel restrictions

SourceThe National
CountryMiddle east

Former UK prime minister Theresa May has attacked the government’s travel restrictions as “incomprehensible” for one of the world’s most vaccinated countries.

In an intervention timed to coincide with the G7 summit, Mrs May said the border policy gave the impression that Britain was “shut for business”, arguing rules should be relaxed to avoid “falling behind” the EU.

She urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to be “upfront” with people that Covid deaths will continue, arguing “we will never be able to travel abroad again” if ministers continued to fear new variants.

The ex-prime minister’s warning came as Heathrow Airport figures showed passenger numbers more...