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Management of the Border during the COVID-19 pandemic

This study will examine the effectiveness of the UK Government’s implementation of its COVID-19 measures relating to cross-border travel, including testing requirements, quarantine and checking of documents.

It will focus on how well current policy (since Spring 2021) is being implemented but will not examine how or why policy decisions were made. The study will not consider border management relating to other matters, such as national security, and will focus on the measures applied in England, although similar measures have applied in the rest of the UK.

We will examine whether the Government has:

  • established an operating model for implementing its policies
  • implemented the measures it put in place effectively
  • had adequate resource and data to implement its measures effectively

Read more about all our work to report on the government’s response to the pandemic.