COVID-19: Pakistan, Kenya, Bangladesh and Philippines added to 'pink listing' journeys to England – Sky Information


Pakistan, Kenya, Bangladesh and the Philippines have been added to the "pink listing" of coronaviruses in England.

The transfer, which can take impact from four a.m. on Friday, April 9, addresses considerations about new variants of COVID-19[female[female, resembling these first detected in South Africa and Brazil.

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Which means worldwide guests who’ve left or transited by means of these international locations within the earlier 10 days is not going to be allowed to enter.

British and Irish residents and people with proper to remain within the UK might be allowed entry, however might want to arrive at a delegated port after which pay to remain in a authorities authorised quarantine resort for 10 days.

As soon as in quarantine, they might want to take a COVID check on the second and eighth days of their self-isolation.

Flights from all 4 international locations is not going to be banned, with British and Irish nationals and UK residents being suggested to make use of commerce routes in the event that they want to return.

The Division of Transport stated: "The federal government has all the time made it clear that it’ll take decisive motion if essential to comprise the virus and has added these locations to the Pink Checklist to guard public well being."

The choice is predicated on recommendation from the government-funded Joint Biosafety Heart.

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In line with the DfT, the information reveals that almost all of circumstances of the South African variant detected in England have been linked to worldwide journey and only a few are believed to have originated in Europe.

Holidays overseas are banned beneath England's coronavirus lockdown measures till Could 17 on the earliest.

A brand new legislation got here into power on Monday, threatening a tremendous of as much as £ 5,000 for anybody making an attempt to depart England earlier than June 30 with out 'good cause', though this may very well be lifted earlier whether or not the journey is allowed to be resumed.

As a part of plans mentioned by ministers to renew abroad journey, trip locations may very well be labeled as a "visitors gentle system", with fewer restrictions for locations with low coronavirus charges and excessive vaccination charges.

International locations can be categorized as inexperienced, orange or pink, relying on their skill to deal with the pandemic, the reviews counsel.

These additions imply whole of 39 international locations at the moment are on the 'pink listing'. They’re:

• Angola
• Argentina
• Bangladesh
• Bolivia
• Botswana
• Brazil
• Burundi
• Inexperienced cap
• Chile
• Colombia
• Democratic Republic of Congo
• Ecuador
• Eswatini
• Ethiopia
• French Guiana
• Guyana
• Kenya
• Lesotho
• Malawi
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Oman
• Pakistan
• Panama
• Paraguay
• Peru
• The Philippines
• Qatar
• Rwanda
• Seychelles
• Somalia
• South Africa
• Suriname
• Tanzania
• United Arab Emirates
• Uruguay
• Venezuela
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe

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