India makes it to UK’s ‘red list’ for COVID-19 travel; find out what it means Red list is essentially a travel-ban list.
It has been understood that the UK, as of now, has added India to the ‘red list’ for COVID-19 travel. We answer some of your FAQs here; read on. What is a ‘red list’? Red list is essentially a travel-ban list. It discourages travel to and from certain banned countries.
According to gov.uk, besides India, there are 39 other countries on this list, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Oman, the Philippines, Qatar, South Africa, the UAE and Zimbabwe, among others. India’s addition India is the latest country to be added to the list.
The mandate is that if you arrive in the UK from India before 4 am on April 23, you must self-isolate for 10 days in the place you’re staying and take a COVID-19 test on days 2 and 8. Additionally, the gov.uk website states that from 4 am on April 23, if you have been in India in the previous 10 days, you will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British, Irish or third-country national with residency rights.
You will need to quarantine in a managed quarantine hotel. ALSO READ |Maldives will offer COVID-19 vaccine to tour While at present, there are a few flights from India — from cities like Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Hyderabad — to the UK, every day, after India’s India’s addition to the ‘red list’, the number of direct flights may drop. Airlines operating flights are: British Airways, Vistara and Air India, news reports suggest. Why did India make it to the red list? He said the vast majority of the cases .
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The UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps also tweeted the move was made to ensure the UK did not lose its “hard-won progress on the vaccine rollout”. tourists as part of its ‘3V’ plan Which flights are travelling to the UK as of now?