Passengers can fly to the UK from Italy’s coronavirus zone without any health checks

‘Surrey’ coronavirus patient who returned from Milan had not visited towns at heart of quarantine lockdown: Fears even more holidaymakers will bring back virus as passengers from Italy arrive at Heathrow without any health checks

One of England’s coronavirus patients managed to fly into the UK from Milan without going through any health checks, it is believed. 

Yesterday’s confirmed case was believed to be in a Surrey man who had flown home without visiting any of the towns at the centre of Italy’s quarantine zone.

Flights from the Italian city, which is the closest airport to the locked-down area of northern Italy, land in the UK dozens of times a day.

But a correspondent for ITV’s Good Morning Britain shared a video of him walking through Heathrow arrivals without going through any special checks, despite flying in from Milan.

More than 650 people have now been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Italy, with almost all of the cases declared since last weekend.

There are now fears that many more people will have become infected with the virus while on half-term trips to the Alps and brought it in through British airports.

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