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Bangladesh dropped from UK’s travel red list


Published : 18 Sep 2021 10:35 PM | Updated : 19 Sep 2021 12:34 AM

Bangladesh has been removed from the UK government's travel red list, which will come into effect at 4am on Wednesday, 22 September.

Grant Shapps, the UK's Transport Secretary, made the announcement on Friday as part of the UK’s simplified international travel system.

Welcoming the decision, High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem said: "The constant and effective diplomatic efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka along with Bangladesh High Commission in London led to this positive outcome."

The High Commissioner hoped that future reviews of Britain's travel system on 4 October would include Bangladesh on the green list.

Beginning on 22 September, travellers from Bangladesh who have been fully vaccinated with a UK-approved vaccine will no longer require a 10-day hotel quarantine. However, they have to take a COVID-19 pre-departure test and a COVID-19 test on or before Day 2 after arrival in England.

The travellers who have not been fully vaccinated with a UK authorized vaccine must quarantine for 10 days, either at home or where they are staying, and must undergo a Day 2 and Day 8 Covid test.

The details of the new system for international travel can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england.