Pakistan and Turkey could be removed from red list in UK

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

26th Aug, 2021. 12:35 pm

LONDON: Pakistan and Turkey could be removed from the travel red list of UK as their governments convene on Thursday to review the country’s travel advisory for those countries forbidden from flying into the UK.

According to the sources, there is some momentum to soften the restrictions for passengers coming from Pakistan. The government is expected to sign off on these changes on Thursday.

The UK’s travel light system still enables 60 countries whose passengers are forbidden to enter the country.

Only British nationals living in these countries are permitted to travel, and only on the condition that they stay in a hotel for 11 nights after their arrival, with a minimum cost of £2,285 (Rs519,933) for an adult.

Despite the fact that quarantine rules were eased last month, permitting fully vaccinated travelers returning from Amber List countries to avoid self-isolation.

Oman lifts travel restrictions from Pakistan and other countries

MUSCAT: The Omani Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Monday that the travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other 18 countries previously placed on the red-list has been lifted.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Oman has released a circular stating that beginning September 1, all persons who are entitled to visit Oman, including citizens of Oman, resident visa holders, and visa on arrival applicants, will be able to do so under new conditions.

Oman has lifted a travel ban on travelers from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Tanzania, Sudan, Brazil, Sierra Leone, UK, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea, Colombia and Argentina.

All travelers coming in Oman must show a COVID-19 vaccine certificate with a QR code indicating that they have received two doses of an Oman-approved vaccine.

For long-haul flights, the PCR test should have been conducted 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of flights (8 hours or more). For short haul flights the PCR test should have been taken 72 hours before the flight.

According to a circular, the last dose must have been received not less than 14 days ahead of the scheduled time of arrival.

The Twitter account of Omani CAA also sent out a tweet ordering the “termination of the list of countries” from where arrivals were permitted.

The new instructions issued by the CAA of Oman will take effect on September 1st.


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