Sunday, July 11, 2021

Heathrow Airport: Will Pakistan, India, and Dubai be taken off the red list?

It's less than a week until the next review of the travel restrictions and there are hopes that Pakistan, India, and Dubai will be taken off the red list in time for the summer holidays.

As of July 19, travellers who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to quarantine when they return from amber list countries to the UK.

Whereas, people arriving from countries on the red list will need to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days at a cost of £1,750.

There are currently 56 territories on the red list including Pakistan, India, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Egypt, Tunisia, and Turkey.

Pakistan currently has 1,626 new daily cases and 24 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, therefore, some would suggest it should be removed from the red list.

However, just over 17 million vaccine doses have been administered and it has a population size of 216 million, meaning it may stay on the red list until this number is increased.

India has had 911 new deaths and 43,393 cases and has given out 357,553,612 vaccine doses, though it has a population of 1.366 billion.

Therefore, like Pakistan, it could be held on the red list until vaccination numbers have increased.

The United Arab Emirates looks the most likely to move to the amber list as it has had two new deaths in the last 24 hours and 1,539 cases - it has a population just shy of 10 million and has given out 15,728,415 vaccine doses, meaning a significant proportion of the population are double jabbed.

10/07/21 Emily Craigie/BerkshireLive

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