News By/Courtesy: Abhipsha Datta | 09 Apr 2021 20:06pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The UK government has decided to incorporate a traffic light system to categorize countries based on risk and restrictions required for travel.
  • The system is supposed to sort countries under red, amber, and green to help segregate a group of travelers.
  • Report has been prepared to put in place a procedure to manage international travel so that it can be resumed from May 17 at the earliest.

As Britain gradually comes out from a strict winter lockdown, induced by a massive surge in Covid cases and deaths, the UK government plans to confirm its rules regulations regarding international in early May. The UK government has decided to incorporate a traffic light system to categorize countries based on risk and restrictions required for travel to execute the plans of lifting the current restrictions on inessential travel to control the spread of the virus. The system is supposed to sort countries under red, amber, and green to help segregate a group of travelers as per the requirement of varying degrees of a hotel or home quarantine alongside a stringent coronavirus testing protocol in place. The full report of the categorization of countries under the three-way system will be released later. UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps stated, that the framework announced will help facilitate the reopening of travel safely and sustainably. It will ensure the protection of the hard-won achievements on the vaccine rollout and offer peace of mind to the passengers as well as the industry as trips abroad begin once again. Countries categorized under “Green” arrivals, which is considered as the safest level, will have to follow the procedure of taking a pre-departure test along with a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on or the day before their arrival back into the UK. However, there will be no need for these travelers to quarantine on return unless they have tested positive for the virus. The travelers arriving in the UK from “Amber” countries, which is considered as medium risk according to the three-way system, will have to quarantine for a period of 10 days, take a pre-departure test as well as a PCR test on day two and day eight with the choice for a paid Test to be released on day five in order to end self-isolation early if they test negative. The travelers from “Red” countries, which is the highest risk countries in terms of transmissions and deadly virus variants, will be subjected to all the restrictions that are being currently imposed. The “red list” countries will mandatorily have to follow a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel along with pre-departure testing and PCR testing on days two and eight. A report has been prepared by the Global Travel Taskforce to put in place a procedure to manage international travel so that it can be resumed from May 17 at the earliest. 

 

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Section Editor: 5thVoice.News | 10 Apr 2021 16:25pm IST


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