order Pressure is “selecting” to not totally workers airport arrival halls the place passengers are being compelled to attend in lengthy queues, a commerce physique has claimed.
Henk van Klaveren, head of public affairs on the Airport Operators Affiliation stated it ought to be “totally manageable” to course of passengers promptly given the discount in flights.
Mr van Klaveren instructed the All-Get together Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus: “What must occur is that Border Pressure wants to truly put the sources it has on the border, to make sure that they’ll handle the passenger numbers coming in.
“There are usually not many individuals travelling, it ought to be a completely manageable factor to do.
“That implies that all of the desks should be open, which they’re presently not.”
Border Pressure is “selecting to not totally workers the border”, Mr van Klaveren stated.
He continued: “There’s a course of whereby they cut back the variety of border officers on the border from a Covid perspective, although airports have put in place the required screens.”
Mr van Klaveren insisted that airports are “working their absolute hardest” to keep away from crowding, however claimed there’s “little or no you are able to do” as soon as ready occasions attain a number of hours.
He additionally criticised the Authorities’s ambition for ePassport gates to have the ability to examine coronavirus paperwork by the autumn.
“Autumn is a preposterous deadline,” he stated.
“It must be earlier than the summer season.”