October 20, 2021, 1:43 pm

Diplomatic correspondent

2021-09-19 02:09:38 BdST

Bangladesh removed from UK’s travel red list

Bangladesh has been removed from the UK government's travel red list, which will come into effect at 4am on Wednesday (Sept 22).

Grant Shapps, the UK's Transport Secretary, made the announcement on Friday as part of the UK’s simplified international travel system, said the Bangladesh High Commission in London.

Welcoming the decision, High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem said: The constant and effective diplomatic efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka along with Bangladesh High Commission in London led to this positive outcome."

The High Commissioner hoped that future reviews of the Britain's travel system on 4 October would include Bangladesh on the green list.

Beginning on September 22, travellers from Bangladesh who have been fully vaccinated with a UK-approved vaccine will no longer require a 10-day hotel quarantine.

However, they have to take a COVID-19 pre-departure test and a COVID-19 test on or before Day 2 after arrival in England. The travellers who have not been fully vaccinated with a UK authorized vaccine must quarantine for 10 days, either at home or where they are staying, and must undergo a Day 2 and Day 8 Covid test.

The details of the new system for international travel can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england.

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