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Bangladesh added to UK-approved vaccine list

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 9 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh has been added to the UK government's list of the approved COVID-19 vaccines and the countries with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination, which will come into effect at 4am on October 11, said an announcement from the UK's Department for Transport.

Welcoming the decision, Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem has said the decision is a reflection of warm bilateral relations between Bangladesh and the UK and a result of the High Commission’s sustained diplomatic efforts to remove the remaining obstacles to business, tourism and essential travel between the two countries.

She further said that from 4am on Monday onwards, people fully vaccinated with UK-approved vaccines will no longer require a 10-day hotel or home quarantine and a COVID-19 pre-departure test, said the Bangladesh High Commission, London on Friday. However, a COVID-19 test should be taken on or before the Day 2 after arrival in England. Vaccination certificates issued by relevant Bangladesh authorities are also required for all travellers as proof of vaccination status.

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

Earlier on September 17, Bangladesh was removed from the UK government's travel red list, which came into effect at 4am on September 22.