Border Force officers will be carrying out checks on all travellers entering the UK from today, but Border Force staff are “angry” at the way they are being treated.
Lucy Moreton, professional officer at the Immigration Services Union said there are many flaws, and a leaked Home Office document, said there is no method for officials to ensure a persons details are “genuine,” according to The Daily Telegraph.
Moreton told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that technical papers explaining to Border Force staff what to check for only arrived on Friday.
She said they are still not available to those operating on the front line of the devolved administrations.
Moreton added, “This does appear to be very shambolic and they don’t want to be blamed for that.”
Michael O’Leary the chief executive of Ryanair has branded the government 14-day quarantine rules “useless” as authorities cannot enforce them.
O’Leary said that travellers and holidaymakers will get away with writing things on their arrival cards like, “Mickey Mouse, 1 Walt Disney Street.”
He said that quarantine rules for people entering the UK are completely “unimplementable” and it will quietly be dropped as the authorities cannot enforce them.
Every three weeks the quarantine measures must be reviewed by law, with the first taking place on 29 June and they could be in place for a year.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said, “We all want to return to normal as quickly as possible. But this cannot be at the expense of lives.
“The science is clear that if we limit the risk of new cases being brought in from abroad, we can help stop a devastating second wave.
“That is why the measures coming into force today are necessary. They will help control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives.”