Remaining countries have been removed from the Covid travel warning list

The remaining seven countries on the UK's red list for travel have been removed. Picture by Hugh Russell.

Last night, it was confirmed that the remaining countries on the UK's Covid blocklist had been removed.

Seven nations remained on the red list, requiring even fully vaccinated visitors to spend ten days in a quarantine facility.

Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Haiti, and Venezuela were in question.

However, if the number of Covid instances increases, the red list system will stay in place.

Grant Shapps, the United Kingdom's transport secretary, said: "This is yet another positive step for international travel, with further good news for passengers, businesses, and the travel industry arriving today. As we recover from the pandemic, we're making significant progress, and this is another another example of how far we've come."

In the meantime, the Department of Health in Stormont has announced that fully vaccinated passengers arriving in the north from non-red list countries will be eligible to take a post-arrival lateral flow test.

According to a department representative, eligible passengers will undergo a flow or PCR test on or before the second day of their arrival.

"Any individuals with a positive lateral flow test will be required to book a free confirmatory PCR test and isolate for 10 days," they stated.

"The isolation time might be terminated if the necessary confirmatory PCR results are negative. It is not necessary to purchase another PCR test for those who have already purchased one. Because NHS Test and Trace tests cannot be utilized for overseas travel, lateral flow tests for international travel must be bought from a commercial source."

Publish : 2021-10-29 12:04:00

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