The British Ministry of Transport has updated the travel list it has created as part of the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.
In the update, 8 countries, including Turkey, Pakistan, Maldives, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Oman, Bangladesh and Kenya, were removed from the red list where mandatory quarantine is applied at the hotel to British citizens coming to the UK and people with a residence permit in the UK.
There will be only one “red list”
From October 4, the existing traffic light system with red, yellow and green countries will be removed and there will be only one “red list”.
In addition, fully vaccinated passengers from countries not on the red list will be able to have cheaper lateral flow tests instead of PCR tests.
Transport Minister Grant Shapps said in a statement that they will introduce a new and simplified system for international travel from 4 October, replacing the current approach with a single “red list”.
Those coming from the countries on the red list are required to stay in hotels near the airport for 10 days at their own expense.
According to the update made on the travel list on August 5, the mandatory hotel quarantine fees, which were previously paid £ 1750, were increased to £ 2,285 as of August 12.