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No countries added to red list in latest travel update

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No nations have been added to the purple listing for worldwide journey within the UK authorities’s newest replace.

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The ultimate seven red-status nations have been eliminated on the earlier Division for Transport (DfT) evaluate on 1 November; however transport secretary Grant Shapps had emphasised that the purple listing nonetheless existed in precept, with a three-weekly evaluate to determine if any locations would transfer again down.

Nevertheless, on 18 November, he confirmed that the purple listing – which requires arrivals to pay for an expensive 10-day stint in resort quarantine on entry to the UK – would stay empty.

Mr Shapps tweeted: “TRAVEL UPDATE: there might be no nations or territories added to the purple listing. We are going to proceed to maintain all measures beneath evaluate.”

The expectation was that no nations can be added to the purple listing, regardless of hovering Covid charges throughout Europe.

It’s assumed that locations will solely be demoted from the “remainder of world” (ROW) listing if a brand new variant of concern is detected. At current, nations are largely battling the Delta variant, additionally prevalent within the UK.

Nevertheless, there was one change within the DfT announcement: an extra 15 nations’ vaccines will now be recognised by the UK, widening the pool of potential inbound travellers.

Shapps added: “Proof of vaccination might be recognised from 15 extra nations and territories together with Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Senegal and Zimbabwe, one other enhance for enterprise and leisure journey.”

The modifications will come into impact at 4am on Monday 22 November.

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