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England will remove Thailand from the British red list next Monday


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England will remove Thailand from the British red list next Monday

Thailand will be removed from Britain’s red list, meaning no more hotel quarantine for arrivals from the kingdom. Earlier this week, the UK withdrew its advice against non-essential travel for 32 countries but left Thailand and others on the red list. Now that list will be reduced to just 7 countries as of Monday, with Thailand and 46 others.

The Bangkok Post reports that people from the UK have now missed 2 tourist summers, due to strict travel restrictions that made it difficult for people to travel abroad or for international tourists to visit.

Several airlines have criticized the restrictions, especially the frequency with which they have been changed. The uncertainty associated with the constant changes proved to be a major deterrent to travellers.

Yesterday, the UK Department of Transport confirmed that from Monday, October 11, the red list will be reduced to just 7 countries: Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. A total of 47 countries, including Thailand, will be removed.

“Thailand will no longer be on the red list to enter England. 

The ministry has also eased restrictions on arrivals from places like Ghana, Turkey and India and will now recognize their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travellers are now only required to submit to a Covid-19 test on day 2. The Bangkok Post reports that once the test requirement changes to lateral flow instead of PCR testing, travellers can submit a photo of their test result to verify its accuracy.

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