UAE remains on UK's red list in latest update
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UAE remains on UK’s red list in latest update

UAE remains on UK’s red list in latest update

The UK added the UAE to its red list in January this year

The UAE remains on the UK’s ‘red list’ of countries for travel, as per the latest travel update issued by the UK Department of Transport.

Those arriving from a red list nation have to mandatorily quarantine in a hotel for 10 days upon their arrival in the UK. Also, only British or Irish nationals or those with residence rights in the UK are permitted to fly from red list countries.

The UK added the UAE to its red list in January this year.

In April, British Transport secretary Grant Shapps said at an online event that the UAE was primarily included on the red list because of serving as a major transit hub for airlines Emirates and Etihad.

Read: UAE could continue to remain on UK’s ‘red list’ for travel

Officials from the UAE have been in discussions with the UK regarding the decision to facilitate easier travel, but there has been no change so far.

Read: The UAE should be off UK’s red list “very soon” – Emirates chairman

On Wednesday, the UK unveiled changes to its green, amber and red travel lists set to take effect from Monday, July 19. Bulgaria and Hong Kong are set to be added to the green list and Croatia and Taiwan have been included in the green watchlist.

Meanwhile the Balearic Islands and British Virgin Islands have been moved to the amber list from the green watchlist, and Indonesia, Cuba, Myanmar and Sierra Leone shifted to the red list from the amber list.

UK’s updated red list (from July 19)

Afghanistan
Angola
Argentina
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Burundi
Cape Verde
Chile
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
French Guiana
Guyana
Haiti
India
Indonesia
Kenya
Lesotho
Malawi
Maldives
Mongolia
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Rwanda
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
UAE
Uruguay
Venezuela
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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