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UK plans to remove travel 'red list' and hotel quarantine: Report

October 28, 2021
UK ministers will meet on Thursday to consider removing the final seven countries. — Courtesy photo
UK ministers will meet on Thursday to consider removing the final seven countries. — Courtesy photo



LONDON — United Kingdom plans to remove restrictions such as a travel "red list" of seven countries and hotel quarantine due to a declining COVID-19 threat from abroad, The Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

UK ministers will meet on Thursday to consider removing the final seven countries, including Colombia and Venezuela, from the red list, the report added.

The two-tier system announced earlier this month made travel more restrictive for unvaccinated travellers, who present a greater risk, while making it easier for fully-jabbed passengers. The Passenger Locator Form will also remain indefinitely.

Those who have not been fully vaccinated - aged 18 or over - still have to self-isolate at home for 10 days after arrival in the UK.

Test to Release remains an option for unvaccinated passengers to England who want to shorten their quarantine.

However, Ireland banished its red list travel rules earlier this month while restrictions were also eased in parts of Australia, prompting calls for further relaxation of regulations in the UK. — Agencies


October 28, 2021
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