Covid-19: UK increases border checks for travellers to keep new cases and variants out

The foreign secretary has announced increased border checks in a bid to stop new coronavirus cases and further variants of the virus getting into the UK.

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Dominic Raab said quarantine along with pre-departure negative tests and the work of Border Force was the “most effective” measure if done correctly.

He admitted there had been challenges around enforcement of post-travel quarantine, adding calls from Public Health England to check people were isolating would be ramped up.