Airlines obliged to check travellers’ Covid paperwork in bid to cut queues
AIRLINES will be obliged to act as border guards as new rules force them to check travellers’ Covid paperwork at check-in — in a bid to cut queues at airports.
The Department of Transport already asks airlines and carriers to do pre-departure checks, but they will now be better integrated into the system.
It should mean more e-gates open at airports and shorter queues.
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Jet2 chief Steve Heapy said the airline was “not obliged” to take people home early, but was looking into laying on extra planes to jet tourists home.
He added: “We’ve got a two-tier society. Fifa officials are exempt, people that run international businesses are exempt, ministers seem to be exempt.
“Meanwhile, the average person can’t go on holiday.”
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