Wednesday, December 01, 2021

India removes Bangladesh from list of ‘countries at-risk’

New Delhi: India on Tuesday removed Bangladesh from its list of ‘countries at-risk’ after Dhaka engaged New Delhi on the issue.

According to media reports in Dhaka, the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry in a message quoted Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen as saying, "Due to request, the India High Commission has informed that Bangladesh has been removed from the Red List of India,"

Bangladesh was included in the list as part of tougher restrictions and measures being taken by the Indian government in order to prevent the spread of the new variant of SARS-CoV-2, Omricon, in the country. So far, no case of the Omicron variant has been detected in India.

Travellers from list of at-risk countries would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India, including post-arrival testing. The countries included in the list include -- countries in Europe including The United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel.

01/11/21 Geeta Mohan/India Today

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