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Government warns they ‘risk legal challenges’ over air bridges

18th Jun 20 11:45 am

The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has warned on Thursday the government could face legal challenges if they form air bridges with some countries, but not others.

The aviation industry has been calling for an end to the UK 14-day quarantine or travellers entering the UK and have also called for air-bridges to allow more travel.

Raab told BBC Breakfast, “What we are going to look at is how (international travel) can be done safely and responsibly.

“Of course there is a risk of legal challenge if you open up for one country and not others so we want to make sure we can open up and this is our starting point, as soon as we can safely and responsibly do so.”

He added: “If you open up the airports and don’t open up the Eurotunnel or if you open up to one country but not in relation to others there is always a risk of legal challenge.”

Senior Conservative backbencher Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown who is also the treasurer of the 1922 Committee told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, “I am pretty confident by 28 June or thereabouts that we will have had some negotiations on the paired corridors with countries which have lower rates than ours.

“So, I think that will be gradually eased as from 28 June.”

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