After 19 months of extreme Covid journey restrictions, the UK’s Crimson Checklist is lastly being decreased to zero. The federal government has introduced that the seven remaining nations can be faraway from the UK’s pink listing from 4am on 1 November.
These are Colombia, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps tweeted:
UPDATE: All seven remaining nations on the pink listing can be REMOVED from Mon 1 Nov at 4am ❌
— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) October 28, 2021
This isn’t, nevertheless, the top of the Crimson Checklist as nations should still discover themselves on it if their incidences of Covid raises. In that case, they’d be prey to the identical resort quarantine necessities costing £2,285 per solo traveller and £three,715 per couple.
Referring to the Crimson Checklist “because the UK’s first line of defence” Shapps mentioned:
“We are going to hold the pink listing class in place as a precautionary measure to guard public well being and are ready so as to add nations and territories again if wanted, because the UK’s first line of defence.”
On the similar time, the federal government has widened the scope of accepted vaccination certification to greater than 135 nations. This contains Peru and Uganda. Because of this travellers from these nations arriving within the UK want to easily have a speedy antigen check on day 2.
Gary Lewis, CEO of The Journey Community Group which represents greater than 1,200 journey companies within the UK, mentioned:
“The journey trade can be respiratory a sigh of reduction now expensive resort quarantine is being scrapped for these getting back from pink listing nations. It’s encouraging to see additional progress being made to take away obstacles to free journey after 19 months of restrictions. We hope that this transfer helps to construct buyer confidence and reassure folks that they will guide journeys and journey with out the specter of expensive or disruptive modifications to their plans.”