The United Kingdom (UK) government amended its travel advise for countries forbidden from flying into the Kingdom, maintaining Pakistan on the red list.
Labour MP for Manchester Gorton Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Afzal Khan tweeted: “Completely disappointed by the government’s decision to keep Pakistan on the red list. With the crisis in Afghanistan underway, Pakistan can play a huge role in delivering key humanitarian aid. The decision will upset many and cause major disruption.”
According to the most recent update, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Switzerland, and the Azores will join the green list on Monday, August 30 at 4 a.m.
Travelers from these countries will not be required to quarantine regardless of whether they are fully vaccinated, but they will be required to do pre-departure and day two tests as well as fill out a passenger locator form.
Which countries went on the green list, amber list and red list for travel
From 4 a.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021, Thailand and Montenegro will be added to the red list, reflecting higher case rates in these countries and the larger danger that travel from these countries provides to UK public health.
“An outbreak of a fresh variant or current variants of concern (VOC) or variants under investigation (VUI) cannot be easily discovered before it is imported and spread across the UK,” it added in a statement.
Passengers coming in the UK from certain red-listed countries will be required to stay in a controlled quarantine facility for 10 days and complete the relevant testing.
The data for all countries will be reviewed on a regular basis, and the government will not hesitate to take action if the data indicates that the risk ratings of countries have modified.