Passengers who have been in or transited through the countries in the last 10 days will no longer be granted access to the UK
Visitors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Burundi and Rwanda have been banned from entering the UK as the government extended its ‘red list’.
Passengers who have been in or transited through the countries in the last 10 days will no longer be granted access to the UK. The measure came into force at 1pm on January 29, but British, Irish and third-country nationals with residence rights in the UK are still allowed to enter.
However, they are required to self-isolate for 10 days at home, along with their household. Passengers returning from these countries cannot be released from self-isolation through Test to Release.
There will also be a flight ban on direct passenger flights from the UAE, which includes the popular winter sun destination, Dubai. The decision to ban travel from these destinations follows the discovery of a new coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa that may have spread to other countries, the government said. Any exemptions usually in place will not apply, including for business travel.
It follows new measures announced by the government to minimise travel across international borders, including managed isolation in hotels and the need to declare a reason for travel.
More details on these measures will be set out soon. There were an initial 30 countries on the ‘red list’, which include all those in South America, as well as large parts of southern Africa and Portugal.
ABTA said it added to a “mountain of existing measures for travel”.
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