Haiti, Dominican Republic to be removed from UK’s red list along with 5 other nations

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Caribbean: Last seven countries, including Haiti and the Dominican Republic, will be removed by the United Kingdom from its “Travel Red List” from Monday, November 1, 2021. 

The remaining nations are – 

  1. Panama, 
  2. Colombia, 
  3. Peru, 
  4. Venezuela 
  5. and Ecuador.

The announcement was made by the – Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps via tweet, adding that, “We would keep the “red list” category in place as a precautionary measure to protect – public health and are prepared to add nations and territories back if needed, as the UK’s first line of defence.” 

This means that the passengers returning from these seven nations to England will no longer be required to enter hotel quarantine. The red list and quarantine hotel policy remains in place and will continue to act as a critical line of defence against the importation of variants of concern. 

“We will review the red list every three weeks and will impose ‘restrictions ‘ should there be a need to do so to – protect public health”, the United Kingdom government added. 

Following the statement, the UK government noted that “From Monday, eligible travellers with appropriate proof of vaccination from over 30 further countries and territories, including Argentina, Tanzania and Cambodia, will also qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to the UK. This brings the total number of nations and territories covered by the “inbound vaccination policy” to over 135″. 

While, all the travellers would be required to fill in a passenger locator form prior to their travel to the United Kingdom.  

For further information and update regarding the list and travel requirements, people can visit at – GOV.UK travel guidance, including Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice. The government of the United Kingdom has also encouraged the passengers to also continue to carefully check booking conditions prior to purchasing tickets.