Pakistan and three other countries added to UK travel ban list

According to the Ministry of Transport, travel bans are to be introduced for visitors from the Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya and Bangladesh.

The countries were added to the so-called England Red List due to concerns about new Covid-19 variants, as first identified in South Africa and Brazil.

Starting Friday, April 9th ​​at 4am, international visitors who have departed from or crossed the Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya and Bangladesh in the past 10 days will be denied entry to England.

According to the DfT, only British and Irish citizens or those with a right of residence in the UK (including long-term visa holders) are allowed to enter and must stay in a government-approved quarantine facility for 10 days.

You also need to arrive at a specific port.

No direct flight bans from the countries will be imposed, but passengers are advised to review their travel plans before traveling to England.

During their stay, passengers must have a coronavirus test on or before the second day and on or after the eighth day. After receiving a negative test result, you are not allowed to shorten your quarantine period.

You cannot end your managed quarantine prematurely using the test-to-release scheme.


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