LONDON (AP) – The British government is preparing to ban international arrivals from four countries – Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines – amid fears of new versions of the virus, but opposes the inclusion of France and other European countries opposed to the resuscitation. the virus.
The Department of Transportation said on Friday that the number of countries on the “red list” will reach 39, when the last restrictions will take effect in England on April 9. Other UK countries, such as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, have similar lists to those used in the UK.
Under the terms of the travel ban, international visitors who have traveled to or traveled from the countries on the list within the previous 10 days will not be allowed to enter England. The countries included in the list include Brazil ավային South Africa, where the most disturbing versions of the virus have been found.
Citizens of the United Kingdom լանդ Irish և people residing in the United Kingdom may enter, as commercial flights are not prohibited. However, they must quarantine at a government-approved hotel within 10 days at their own expense; they must pass the COVID-19 test within two or eight days of self-isolation.
No European country is on the British Red List, although much of Europe is experiencing a strong renaissance of the virus, prompting many countries to re-impose blockade restrictions. Health experts say the wave is due to viral variants covering the continent, including those first found in Britain. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday condemned the slow pace of vaccinations in Europe, except in Britain, saying they were losing the race to protect their people.
The Conservative government of Prime Minister Boris John Onson has been facing questions in recent days as to why France, which suffers one of the worst outbreaks in Europe, is not on the list. However, the inclusion of France in the red list could have serious repercussions on trade flows outside the UK, given its dependence on corridor traffic.
The UK Transport Authority says most of the South African version found so far in England is related to international travel, with very few coming from Europe.
The measures are aimed at reducing the risk of new versions of the virus in the UK, which has seen a sharp drop in mortality since the winter due to new coronavirus infections, a three-month severe blockade and the rapid spread of coronavirus vaccines in the UK. The UK has now given the first vaccine to more than 31 million people, 46% of its population.
Despite the improved coronavirus background, the UK has the highest COVID-related mortality in Europe at more than 126,500.
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