Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines will be added to Britain’s travel “red list”, from April 9th, British High Commissioner Christian Turner announced on Twitter. People arriving from these countries will be banned unless they are British or Irish nationals. Turner said that direct flights between Pakistan and the UK would continue to operate but schedules could change.
Those who come to Britain from countries on the red list will be refused entry, while returning Britons must submit to 10 days of mandatory quarantine in hotels.
During their quarantine, people from red list countries will have to get tested for the coronavirus twice. However, a negative test result does not mean they will be allowed to shorten the time they stay under quarantine.