The Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya and Bangladesh have been added to England’s ‘pink checklist’ in a transfer the federal government argues will shield the nation in opposition to new variants of Covid-19.
Officers mentioned the choice got here at a essential time for the vaccine programme.
With over 30 million vaccinations delivered within the UK to this point, the extra restrictions will assist to cut back the chance of latest variants – similar to these first recognized in South Africa and Brazil – getting into England, the federal government hopes.
Up to now, surveillance has discovered that few circumstances of the South Africa variant have been recognized as being imported from Europe, with most coming from different components of the world.
From 04:00 on April ninth, worldwide guests who’ve departed from or transited by means of Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya and Bangladesh within the earlier ten days shall be refused entry into England.
Solely British and Irish residents, or these with residence rights within the UK (together with long-term visa holders), shall be allowed to enter they usually should keep in a government-approved quarantine facility for ten days.
They may also be required to reach into a chosen port.
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