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Bangladesh removed from UK’s travel red list

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 19 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh has been removed from the UK government's travel red list, which will come into effect at 4:00am on September 22.

UK's Transport Secretary Grant Shapps made the announcement on Friday as part of the UK’s simplified international travel system, said the Bangladesh High Commission in London.

Seven other countries -- Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Pakistan, Turkey, Kenya, Egypt and Oman -- have also been removed from the red list due to the improvement in their Covid situation.

Welcoming the decision, High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem said: The constant and effective diplomatic efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka along with Bangladesh High Commission in London led to this positive outcome."

The High Commissioner hoped that future reviews of the Britain's travel system on 4 October would include Bangladesh in the green list.

Beginning on September 22, travellers from Bangladesh who have been fully vaccinated with a UK-approved vaccine will no longer require 10-day hotel quarantine.

However, they have to take a COVID-19 pre-departure test and a COVID-19 test on or before Day 2 after arrival in England.

The travellers who have not been fully vaccinated with a UK-authorised vaccine must quarantine for 10 days, either at home or where they are staying, and must undergo a Day 2 and Day 8 Covid test.