Freelance journalist Sharon Feinstein claimed she was able to get through border controls in 10 minutes with no checks. She insisted the UK needed to get a grip on this to help stop the spread of the South African coronavirus strain across the country. Boris Johnson has been urged to toughen border controls after Ms Feinstein wrote in the Daily Express newspaper explaining her experience getting back into the country on Monday.
While speaking on Good Morning Britain she said: “I was shocked, I had everything ready and I fully expected for it to take around an hour.
“I had my negative Covid test and I had my passenger locator form, I had various other forms that they might ask for.
“We were all queuing up and then I was ushered towards the electronic booth and I was literally through there in ten minutes.”
“Nobody was there, the people that were there were rushing around saying into that queue and into that queue for the foreign nationals.
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“I was looking around for someone to show my test to, just anything but there was nobody.”
Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan pressed for more details on from Ms Feinstein.
Ms Reid said: “Are you now self-isolating and have you had a call from the Government?
“Ms Feinstein said: “I am self-isolating but no I haven’t had a call but I did only arrive last night, let us be fair.
“We have the fourth-highest death rate in the world, let us get a grip.
“We are doing all this and spending all this money to go around testing people who may have the South African strain and I could be incubating it.
“How do we know how many people are infected at the airport?”