First Minister slams “shambolic” UK air bridge policy as international tourism resumes

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The First Ministers of both Wales and Scotland have sharply criticised the UK Government’s “air bridge” policy, which will allow limited international travel without a 14-day quarantine afterwards.

In what’s becoming a running theme during the pandemic, Mark Drakeford said the UK Government had made an announcement before considering the policy in more detail. He added that the Welsh Government hadn’t seen a list of countries and destinations on the air bridge list.

The First Minister went on to say, “As soon as they tell us what they intend to do then we will get a view from our Chief Medical Officer, and if there is no risk then we will go to the Senedd and get it on the statute books. But the law requires us to take that independent assessment.”