LONDON: London has removed Pakistan from its list of “red list countries,” British High Commissioner Christian Turner announced.
Pakistan was first added to the list from where anyone arriving in the UK must quarantine in a designated hotel for 10 days in early April, due to concerns over the Delta variant of Covid-19.
He added that the UK “will continue to work with Paksitan to ensure data sharing & safeguard public health in both countries”.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry retweeted Mr. Turner’s revelation, lauding the new development after a “depressing day for cricket”.
The British government had placed Pakistan and India on the red list on April 2 and 19, respectively. However, in an updated list last month, the UK authorities had removed India, Bahrain, Qatar, and the UAE from the list but retained Islamabad.
The development would allow passengers from Pakistan to travel to the kingdom as long as they test negative for COVID-19. The on-arrival quarantine condition, however, is likely to remain in effect.