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The United Kingdom Government announced today that it will be removing the last seven countries from its restricted travel list (Red List).
Countries in the red list are Haiti, The Dominican Republic, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Ecuador.
Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced in a tweet the restriction will be lifted from 4 am on November 1.
UPDATE: All seven remaining countries on the red list will be REMOVED from Mon 1 Nov at 4am ❌
He added: “We will keep the red list category in place as a precautionary measure to protect public health and are prepared to add countries and territories back if needed, as the UK’s first line of defence.”
Also, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname and Belize will be among 30 countries added to the inbound vaccination policy, bringing the total number of countries on this list to over 135.
Travellers must have taken a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines 14 days before they travel to the UK to be accepted under the vaccination policy.
Formulations such as the AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda, also qualify as approved vaccines.
“If you were vaccinated with a 2 dose vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer BioNTech, Oxford AstraZeneca, or a combination of them), you must have had both doses to be considered fully vaccinated for travel to the UK,” the government said.
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