April 16 According to the British Daily Mail website reported on the 15th, many visitors to the United Kingdom by providing forged medical advice falsely claimed that they are in urgent need of surgery, thereby deceiving the clearance, free from paying the Covid-19 testing fees or being fined.
A border control source said: “A forged written document claiming that a passenger returned home for emergency surgery or other emergency treatment has been found. But when immigration officials called the doctors mentioned in the certificate to check, they knew nothing about it. ”
Under current restrictions in the UK, all people travelling to the UK “for emergency, non-scheduled treatment” will not be tested for the new coronavirus on the second and 8th days before or after travelling to the UK.
Lucy Moreton, who works for the Uk Immigration Services Union, also said border police saw “more than 100” forged Coronavirus test certificates every day, and that many of the forged certificates were misspelled, such as the word “negative”, which is often misspelled.
It is understood that most of the forged certificates were provided by Britons returning from abroad. Within 24 hours of the new restrictions taking effect on January 18 this year, border workers found the first batch of forged certificates.
Another source said it was likely that not all the false certificates had been found. This means that passengers who come into contact with hundreds of passengers on board may be infected with the mutated new coronavirus and enter the UK smoothly.
In January, Europol reportedly issued a warning to EU member states, highlighting concerns about the involvement of organized criminal groups in counterfeiting. In December, there was a case of the production and sale of false certificates at London’s Luton Airport, where a forged certificate sold for up to 100 pounds.
France, Spain and the Netherlands have also seen cases of counterfeit certificates being sold, but at a much lower price of just 35 pounds.