Vacationers sporting a face masks or masking stand at check-in desks at Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport in London on December 21, 2020, as a string of nations all over the world banned travellers arriving from the UK. — AFP/File

United Kingdom Secretary of State for Transport Rt Hon Grant Shapps stated Friday Pakistan will lastly be faraway from the UK’s pink record on September 22 (Wednesday).

Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Oman, Bangladesh, Kenya, Turkey, Egypt, and the Maldives are among the many eight nations which are set to be faraway from England’s pink record, in line with the British official.

In August, the UK retained Pakistan on its pink record, because the nation failed to satisfy the necessities on genomic surveillance functionality, transmission danger, and variants of concern.

Offering additional updates on journey restrictions, the British official stated the federal government was making coronavirus testing simpler for journey from October 4.

“Should you’re absolutely [vaccinated] you gained’t want a pre-departure take a look at earlier than arrival into England from a non-red nation and from later in Oct, will have the ability to change the day 2 PCR take a look at with a less expensive lateral circulate,” he stated.

“We’ll even be introducing a brand new simplified system for worldwide journey from Mon Four Oct, changing the present strategy with a single pink record and simplified measures for the remainder of the world — placing the fitting stability to handle the general public well being danger as No.1 precedence,” he added.

Again in April, the UK authorities had introduced including Pakistan to its pink record because the coronavirus circumstances surged as a result of Delta variant — which was first recognized in India.

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