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Pakistan will be taken off UK’s travel red list on September 22

Pakistan was placed on the UK's travel red list five months ago.

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Pakistan will be taken off UK’s travel red list on September 22!

UK’s  Secretary of State for Transport Rt Hon Grant Shapps made the announcement on Friday stating that Pakistan will finally be removed from the United Kingdom’s red list on September 22 (Wednesday).

Other than Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Oman, Bangladesh, Kenya, Turkey, Egypt, and the Maldives are the eight countries that will also be removed from England’s red list, according to the British official.

 

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner also made the confirmation in a tweet on Friday.

“Pleased to confirm  Pakistan is off the red list. I know how difficult the last 5 months were for so many who rely on close links between the two countries”, he said, adding, “will continue to work closely with Pakistan to ensure data sharing & safeguard public health in both countries. No one is safe until everyone is safe.”

Pakistan was placed on the UK’s travel red list five months ago as British officials found the country failed to meet the requirements on genomic surveillance capability, transmission risk, and variants of concern.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.