The United Kingdom (UK) government on Friday removed Pakistan from its ‘red’ list. All changes will take effect on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Bradford West MP Naz Shah confirmed the news, saying, “I’m glad Pakistan has finally come out of the red list.” “I appreciate the efforts made by the government in Pakistan to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and the steps that have led to Pakistan’s removal from the British red list”.
The news was also shared by British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner. “I am pleased to confirm that Pakistan is not on the red list. I know how difficult it has been for the past five months for many people who rely on close relations with the United Kingdom and Pakistan,” Twitter said.
He said the UK “will continue to work closely with Pakistan to ensure information sharing and protect public health in both countries.”
“No one is safe until everyone is safe.”
Countries which removed from the UK red list
According to the data, excluding Pakistan, Turkey, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Oman have also been removed from the UK red list in recent revisions. Pakistan and other countries are included in the global list.
UK Secretary of State for Transport also confirmed the move from his Twitter handle.
Asad Umar thanked the UK High Commission:
Responding to the development, the Minister of Planning, Development and Special Campaigns, Asad Umar, said, “It is good to know that in the end, the right decision has been taken to remove Pakistan from the red list.”
He thanked the UK High Commission for its support of “conveying the facts about Covid’s situation in Pakistan.”
Red List Travel Rules:
The Red List only allows those who enter the UK if they are British or Irish or have legal residency in the UK. Before visiting England, South Africans must take a Covid-19 test, book a hotel package that separates people, including 2 Covid-19 tests, and complete a passenger registration form.
Upon arrival in England, they must be isolated in a controlled hotel and tested for coronavirus on or before the 2nd day and the day or after the 8th day of separation.
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