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Zimbabwe removed from UK’s ‘red list’ zone countries

Zimstar News

Covid-19 fully vaccinated Zimbabweans travelling to the United Kingdom will, starting this coming Monday, not be required to first go through mandatory hotel quarantine before they could be allowed into the European country.

This follows the country’s removal from the list of red zone countries by the UK on Thursday.

Zimbabwe, now considered a low risk Covid-19 country, is among the 47 countries that benefited from the amnesty in a major overhaul of England’s Covid travel restrictions which came into effect on 4 October.

The announcement was made by the UK secretary of state for transport Grant Shapps Thursday.

According to Shapps, only seven countries remain on their red list and their citizens travelling to the UK would still be required to undergo a mandatory quarantine period.

Arrivals from red list countries must undertake a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, pre-departure testing and mandatory PCR testing on or before day two and on or after day eight.

You can only enter the UK if you are a British or Irish National, or have UK residence rights.

The countries joining the “rest of the world” list from 4.00am on Monday 11 October are:

Afghanistan

Angola

Argentina

Bolivia

Botswana

Brazil

Burundi

Cape Verde

Chile

Congo (Democratic Republic)

Costa Rica

Cuba

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

French Guiana

Georgia

Guyana

Indonesia

Lesotho

Malawi

Mayotte

Mexico

Mongolia

Montenegro

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nepal

Paraguay

Philippines

Réunion

Rwanda

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

Sudan

Suriname

Tanzania

Thailand

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Uganda

Uruguay

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Which countries are on the red list?

The changes mean that there will only be seven countries staying on the red list:

 

Colombia

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Haiti

Panama

Peru

Venezuela

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