England adds four more countries to Covid travel ban list

Under the terms of the travel bans, global visitors who have departed from or traveled through the countries in the preceding 10 days will be refused entry into England.

The new rules comes into force at 4am on 9 April, it has been confirmed.

As of 9 April, Bangladesh, Kenya, the Philippines and Pakistan will all be added to the country's 'red list, ' the government has today announced.

Britain has banned the entry of people from four countries around the world and added them to its travel "red list".

The British Pakistani population numbers more than one million and people travelling for weddings have been blamed for spreading infection in the south Asian country.

"With over 30 million vaccinations delivered in the United Kingdom so far, the additional restrictions will help to reduce the risk of new variants - such as those first identified in South Africa (SA) and Brazil - entering England".

Sohail Anjum tweeted: "Should have put this ban in ages [ago]".

Britain has the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in Europe.

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Kenya by comparison has relatively few daily cases - a seven-day average of 1,335 - but it is likely the decision was to insulate Britain from the South African variant.

But they must first pay to quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 10 days.

Travel bans are to be introduced for visitors from the Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya and Bangladesh, the British Department of Transport (DfT) said Friday.

During their stay, passengers will have to take two COVID-19 tests, but a negative test result does not mean they can shorten their time in quarantine.

British nationals now in the countries on the "red list" should make use of the commercial options available if they wish to return to England.

"The government has made it consistently clear it will take decisive action if necessary to contain the virus and has added these destinations to the red list to protect public health", said the DfT in a statement.

Under Boris Johnson's roadmap, worldwide travel could resume by May 17 at the earliest - although a review of this will be revealed next week.

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