UK Removes T&T from Covid-19 Red List

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By Sue-Ann Wayow

TO mark the next step in global travel, the United Kingdom (UK) has cut several countries including Trinidad and Tobago from its red list which means that hotel quarantine is no longer required for fully vaccinated passengers entering the country from those destinations.

The BBC reported on Thursday that the number of countries on the UK Covid Red List will be cut from 54 to seven.

The changes to come into effect from Monday are being seen as a boost to the airline industry and families separated during the pandemic.

The seven countries remaining on the list are countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean. They are: Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Additionally, pandemic travel rules in the UK have recently been simplified.

“Travellers should be aware that they may still face restrictions on entry to many destinations, especially those under 18 who are not yet vaccinated,” a release from the UK Government  said.

Arrivals from 37 more destinations will have their vaccination status certificates recognised, meaning they can avoid more expensive post-arrival testing requirements.

Vaccinated travellers from Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Turkey will also treated the same as returning fully-vaccinated UK residents so long as they have not visited a red-list country in the 10 days before arriving in England.


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