Remaining countries removed from England red list


The remaining seven locations on the pink record – Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela – might be faraway from Monday.

Passengers returning to England from these locations will now not be required to enter resort quarantine.

However, the federal government confirmed the pink record and quarantine resort coverage “remains in place”.

A assessment might be carried out in three weeks.

From Monday eligible travellers with acceptable proof of vaccination from over 30 additional international locations and territories, together with Argentina, Tanzania and Cambodia, may also qualify below the totally vaccinated guidelines for journey to the UK.

This brings the overall variety of international locations and territories lined by the inbound vaccination coverage to over 135.

Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, mentioned: “This is one other step in the correct course for worldwide journey with extra excellent news in the present day for passengers, companies and the journey sector.

“We’re continuing to make great progress as we recover from the pandemic and today is another example of how far we have come.”

He added: “Whether it’s reuniting relations or making it simpler for companies to commerce, the success of the vaccine rollout each at residence and overseas has allowed us to succeed in this milestone.

“However, we must not be complacent and remain ready to spring into action and defend our hard-won gains if needed.”

With the variety of locations on the pink record reducing over the previous few months, the federal government has lowered the quantity of quarantine resort rooms it requires, to replicate decrease demand from passengers.

Quite a lot of resort rooms stay on standby ought to the federal government must shortly reply to an elevated threat from one other nation or territory and reintroduce Managed Quarantine Service for pink record passengers.

Responding to the information, ABTA director of communications, Graeme Buck, mentioned: “ABTA has been calling for the Government to maintain the pink record below assessment and act swiftly to take away international locations when there’s a lowered menace of Covid-19, so it’s nice to see the federal government responding to those calls in the present day.

“This news, together with the introduction of day two lateral flow tests instead of PCRs for fully vaccinated travellers returning to England – and Scotland and Wales from October 31st – means the process of booking and travelling on a foreign holiday is now cheaper and easier.”

The sentiments had been echoed by Danny Callaghan, the chief govt of the Latin American Travel Association.

He added: “I’m delighted that the remaining Latin American tourism locations are actually coming off the pink record.

“Latin American counties have glorious vaccination programmes and recognition of that is lengthy overdue.

“After many difficult months, LATA members might be happy that they’ll have a look at taking their purchasers to this wonderful a part of the world as soon as once more.

“This is a very well-needed boost for the Latin American travel sector.”



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