UK to drop quarantine requirements for travelers from 47 countries

People entering the UK from India and Turkey will soon no longer have to quarantine, as the UK announced plans to drop 47 countries from its red travel list.

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on Twitter that the countries will be removed from the list on Monday and that quarantine requirements will soon only be required for people traveling from just seven countries, including Venezuela, Colombia, Panama and Ecuador.

According to the UK travel restrictions, people entering the country from red list countries must stay in a quarantine hotel for 10 days at a cost of $3,095 per adult.

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“I’m also making changes so travelers visiting England have fewer entry requirements, by recognizing those with fully vaccinated status from 37 new countries and territories including India, Turkey and Ghana and treating them the same as UK fully vaccinated passengers,” Shapps said.

“The measures announced today mark the next step as we continue to open up travel and provide stability for passengers and industry while remaining on track to keep travel open for good.”

The UK travel industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. And airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet have argued the country’s travel restrictions have caused the industry’s recovery to lag behind its European peers’.


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