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What are the new countries on the red list after the UK travel update? Here are the changes to the traffic light system

Here are the new countries that are at high risk of coronavirus and were added to the UK red travel list in the latest travel update (Author: Gardener)

Here are the new high risk of coronavirus countries that have been added to the UK red list in the latest travel update © Which countries are on the red list? Holiday destinations on high risk list after the last UK travel update (... The new travel rules for the whole of Great Britain, which apply from today, mean that the traffic light system has changed dramatically. Before the changes came into play, holiday destinations were based on the Covid risks those associated with entry and exit are classified as green, amber, or red; Scots have been able to travel to a number of green countries without self-isolating upon return, and fully stabbed individuals returning from the amber list of destinations did not have to be quarantined. The government has instructed people to travel to red or high-risk countries only for urgent reasons. Now the traffic light system has been reduced to just one color: red. You need this to find out about the latest travel rules and which countries are on the red list. Both the green and yellow lists have now been abolished ft so that only the red list remains. Fully vaccinated residents will no longer need to take a pre-flight lateral flow test when returning to the UK from a country other than a red list country. However, you must book and pay for a test on or before the second day after your arrival. Also within 48 hours, double-hulled travelers must complete a passenger search form when returning to the UK. These rules also apply to anyone under the age of 18, even if they are not fully vaccinated. For those who are not double vaccinated, they must have one more Covid test before departure three days before returning to the UK, plus two more tests on the second and eighth days after arrival. Unvaccinated residents must complete the same passenger search form within 48 hours of arriving in the UK. For countries that are on the Red List, stricter rules apply regardless of your vaccination status. You must take one pre-departure Covid test in the three days prior to your return to the UK, specifically book and quarantine to do two more Covid tests, and complete the passenger search form within 48 hours of your return. Although Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon was initially skeptical that Scotland was following England's travel rules, she announced on 28 people living in Scotland could choose to return via England-based airports if Scottish airports have different rules. This means that all four UK countries have a consistent stance on these travel rules. The UK government reviews the traffic light system every three weeks, with all changes applied in the four countries so far. Mr Shapps said the red list targets were "those that should only be visited in the most extreme circumstances". The list was originally 30 countries when the travel traffic light system first came into effect. A country is considered high risk if a worrying variant - such as the strains found in South Africa, Brazil and India - has been identified.

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47 countries removed from the red travel list

47 countries will be removed from the red travel list, said Transport Minister Grant Schapps. (Author: Gardener)

The changes go into effect on Monday at 4 a.m. and mean countries like South Africa and Thailand will be removed from the list. So far 54 countries have been on the red list, due to the changes only seven remain on the red list. The changes will make it easier for more people to travel abroad to a greater number of countries. Passengers returning from these destinations no longer need to go to hotel quarantine. The government will also expand the entry system for vaccinated arrivals to an additional 37 countries and territories around the world, including India, South Africa and Turkey. And it says that as a minimum, passengers can send a picture of their lateral flow test to check the accuracy of the test results and keep prices down once two tests switch to lateral flow later this month, followed by a free one PCR test if positive. Secretary of State for Transport Grant Schapps said on Thursday on Twitter: "As of Monday I will remove 47 travel destinations from our red list - including South Africa with only 7 countries and territories remaining - all others will be in the" Rest of the world "category." I will also make changes, so that travelers visiting England have fewer entry requirements for passengers. “These include the radical reduction in the number of countries on the Red List and the proposal that the UK government consider significantly easing the rules on quarantine from countries on the Red List and introducing the use of lateral flow tests for returning travelers. Bangladesh, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana and Malaysia were among the locations for which travel advice has been relaxed due to the coronavirus risk, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said. The UK will no longer advise Brits to avoid all but essential travel to countries that are not on the red list for Covid-19 reasons, except in "exceptional circumstances" such as when the local health system is overwhelmed, the FCDO added . The FCDO said the policy change follows "improved public health in many countries" and "reduced risk for UK nationals" as a result of the introduction of the vaccine. “This builds on recent changes that have made traveling to many more countries easier and cheaper for passengers. We hope that all testing requirements for fully vaccinated people will be lifted as soon as possible. “For our customers, however, it is disappointing not to have any final clarity about when the lateral flow changes will be introduced.

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Which countries are on the UK Red List?

There will soon be only seven countries left on the UK's red list (Author: Gardener)

Other countries removed from the red list The “red list” of the most risky travel destinations has fluctuated since then, but will soon only include seven destinations following the latest government update on October 7th. On September 17, the Ministry of Transport (DfT) announced that from October 4, the three traffic light lists will be deleted and only the red list and another list of the “Rest of the World” or ROW targets, consisting of the merged green and Amber lists. The red list was drastically reduced in the recent reshuffle and 47 countries were removed. These countries will soon be added to the newly coined ROW list. It goes without saying that the Red List will continue to be checked every three weeks, just like the traffic light lists were this summer. The government has placed hotel quarantine for Britons returning from high risk or red list countries to prevent new coronavirus infections and worrying variants from entering the UK. According to Transport Minister Grant Shapps, countries on the Red List are "those that should only be visited under the most extreme circumstances". But after the last FCDO announcement on October 7th, starting Monday October 11th at 4 a.m., another 47 countries - including South Africa, Mexico and Georgia - will be removed, leaving only seven. The updated Red List will look like this: Since the move to use quarantine hotels is primarily in response to new worrisome variants of Covid-19, it is likely that a country will be classified as “high risk” if one of the worrisome ones Variants have been identified and are widespread there. In addition to the British Kent variant with the name B.1.1.7, further mutations were found in South Africa (1.351), Brazil (P.1) and India (B.1.617.2). The latter, known as the Delta variant, is up to 60 percent more transmissible than the Kent mutation and is already widespread in the UK. The beta variant has also been identified as a matter of concern, with France previously being classified in its own special category "Amber Plus" in response to the mutation being discovered there. In the following travelogue, the country was put back on the amber list. Read more: Who pays for hotel quarantine and how long does it last? According to the Global Travel Taskforce's second report, published April 9, the key factors in assessing a country's risk factor are infection rate, the prevalence of worrying variants, and the progress of its vaccination program. A number of hotels have been tasked with mandatory quarantine for all arrivals on the red list. Travelers are privately "escorted" to their quarantine hotel on arrival. Arrivals not subject to mandatory hotel quarantine will face fines of up to £ 10,000, while those who misrepresent their travel history on passenger search forms can face up to 10 years in prison. Travelers must finance the quarantine themselves, with the cost for solo travelers being £ 2,285 per person including 10 days (11 nights) room and board. Additional people in the same hotel room pay less. The second person pays just £ 1,430, with additional discounts for children aged five to 12: £ 325 per person. The current quarantine for all UK Red List arrivals is 10 days and 11 nights.

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Red list for travel is reduced to seven countries as 47 travel destinations are removed

The UK government has also approved 37 more vaccine programs so that people from these countries no longer have to be quarantined if they come from a country that is not on the red list. (Author: Gardener)

South Africa, Thailand, Mexico and the Seychelles are among the 47 countries that have been removed from England and Wales' red travel list as it has been reduced to just seven. As of 4am Monday, 47 countries will be removed from the red list, removing the need to quarantine travelers arriving from these destinations for 11 nights in a government-approved hotel at a cost of £ 2,285. Secretary of Transportation Grant Shapps has also added 37 countries to the list of locations with approved COVID-19 vaccine programs, so travelers from those non-Red Listed countries will no longer have to be quarantined for 10 days from Monday upon arrival, take a test before departure or the day eight after arrival test. Mr Shapps added that earlier this month, fully vaccinated travelers from approved countries can take a lateral flow test instead of an expensive PCR test and send a picture of their test for review on the second day after they arrive. Passengers who are fully vaccinated in countries not on the approved list are still required to take a pre-departure test, a test on the second and eighth days, and a 10-day self-isolation, with the option to be released on the fifth day will. All new measures apply to people entering England and Wales and travelers are advised to search the Foreign Office website for countries to travel to as many international visitors do not allow them. Mr Shapps said: "With the mid-term and winter sun around the corner, we are making it easier for families and loved ones to reunite by significantly reducing the number of destinations on the Red List, thanks in part to increased vaccination efforts." around the globe. The travel industry is largely positive about the announcements after more than 18 months of minimal travel and constant rule changes. Mark Tanzer, CEO of ABTA - The Travel Association, said the smaller Red List was a "sensible step forward". "and means now is the" best time in a long time "to book an overseas vacation. Sean Doyle, British Airways chief executive officer, said the UK will" benefit "from the changes but also called for an end to testing for full Vaccinated travelers "to make sure we don't lose our place on the global stage." States said they would lift a travel ban on fully vaccinated travelers from the UK and the EU. Virgin Atlantic welcomed the move, but said fully vaccinated travelers low risk countries don't need to take day two tests, and Julia Simpson, President of the World Travel and Tourism Council, said it was "great news for countries like South Africa, which are badly hit by their Red List status." however, said there was "no justification" for a red list now, the announcement made days after the traffic light system was in favor a red list has been abolished. Many insurers use this advice as a point to not offer travel insurance. Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from countries that are not on the Red List are no longer required to take a pre-departure test before arriving in England. Unvaccinated travelers from countries that are not on the red list and those who are vaccinated but come from non-approved countries still need a preliminary test for travel to England, a 10-day quarantine at home and a PCR test on make the second day. People arriving from the few remaining Red List countries must continue to take tests before departure, go to hotel quarantine, and perform PCR tests on days two and eight.

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47 countries that were removed from the Red List in dramatic upheaval welcomed a "big step forward"

Travel in the UK: 47 countries that have been removed from the red list in dramatic upheaval welcomed a "big step forward" - only seven countries will remain on the list (Author: Gardener)

The government has drastically cut the red list for travel and removed 47 countries, including a variety of popular vacation destinations such as South Africa, Brazil and Mexico. Individuals arriving from these destinations no longer have to spend 11 nights in a quarantine hotel at a cost of £ 2,285 for solo travelers. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the measures announced Thursday afternoon, which will take effect at 4am on Monday, are a "big step forward" for the UK travel industry and travelers. Mr Shapps said: “With the mid-term and winter sun around the corner, we are making it easier for families and loved ones to reunite by significantly reducing the number of destinations on the Red List, thanks in part to increased vaccination efforts around the clock. Mr Shapps also announced that the government will recognize vaccines for arrivals from an additional 37 countries and territories, including Brazil, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Turkey. The decision means that fully vaccinated individuals entering England from these locations will be exempt from quarantine, pre-departure testing, and testing the eighth day after arrival. Health Minister Sajid Javid said, “Our robust border measures have helped protect the phenomenal progress of our vaccination program and because of this success, both here and around the world, we can safely continue to travel and visit friends and family overseas. "We are now making traveling easier and cheaper by having fully vaccinated travelers from countries that are not on the Red List perform lateral flow tests on the second day of arrival if they can provide proof of use." There was no date at which eligible fully vaccinated comers can use a lateral flow test for their second test instead of the more expensive version of PCR. The government said its "ambition" is for this to be "for those returning from halftime breaks" by the end of the month. UPDATE: From Monday (October 11th) I will remove 47 travel destinations from our red list - including South Africa, there are only 7 countries and territories left ⚠️ - all others will be included in the “Rest of the world” category 🌐 [1/3] - Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) October 7, 2021 Travelers can confirm that they have completed a lateral flow test by submitting a photo. The Red List announcement goes beyond predictions made by travel experts who believed that dozens of countries would be removed from the Red List. They had already sparked a battle over booking flights to South Africa, with Virgin Atlantic seeing a 150 percent increase in the past four days. 54 countries were on the red list, including all the countries of mainland South America and southern and eastern Africa. The news was welcomed by the travel industry. British Airways announced that it will resume operations and increase frequencies to a number of winter solar destinations that have been removed from the red list, such as Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa; Mexico City and Cancun, Mexico; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Airline CEO Sean Doyle said, “It finally feels like we're seeing light at the end of a very long tunnel. "The UK will benefit from this significant Red List reduction and now it is time to turn our attention to abolishing testing for fully vaccinated travelers to ensure we do not lose our place on the global scene." of Virgin Atlantic said: “The substantial reduction in the Red List and the recognition of vaccination status in many more countries is another positive step towards a UK recovery from the pandemic and a boost in international travel. “We are ready to welcome fully vaccinated comers from India, South Africa and Hong Kong to the UK. However, to ensure that the economic benefits are fully realized and Britain's global ambitions are met, all tests for fully vaccinated travelers must be removed from low risk destinations, which brings us in line with Europe and the US. ”Paul Charles, CEO of Travel advice, The PC Agency, said: "It took a long time, but we are finally seeing the layers of complexity peel off."

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The UK's red travel list has been reduced to just seven countries

The rules have changed this week and the list of countries on the Red List is due to be updated this week (Author: Gardener)

The rules have changed this week and the list of countries on the Red List is due to be updated this week. The UK's Red Travel List has been cut and only seven countries are left on it. The remaining destinations on the red list are Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. This means vaccinated travelers can visit 47 other countries - including South Africa - without being quarantined on return. Last week the Welsh government confirmed it will comply with the latest changes to the UK government's travel rules - but has yet to make a decision on the testing rules. Read more here. The Welsh government can set its own rules but has followed every other travel announcement to the UK in relation to the countries on the red list. Before the Red List was updated, the Federal Foreign Office (FCDO) lifted its warning against unnecessary travel to more than 30 countries. The non-essential travel warning was previously even valid for countries with low infection rates and no worrying variants and is in contradiction to the assessment of the Ministry of Transport (DfT) on the risk of travelers returning from such countries. Arrivals from Red List countries still have to pay for 10 days of hotel quarantine. Thank you for reading. Welsh government confirms it will implement the new changes announced by the UK government it is "impractical to develop your own border health policy in isolation from the other nations of the United Kingdom". that measures to relax the restrictions can be quickly reversed should the international position deteriorate, "said a statement by the Welsh government regarding the radical reduction in the number of countries on the Red List and the proposal the UK government is considering considerably to relax the quarantine rules from countries on the red list * and introduce lateral flow tests for returning travelers replace followed by free PCR if positive The UK government said it did this to reduce the cost of testing on arrival in England to review test results with the aim of getting people to do it by the end of the month who are returning from the semester break List of countries that will still be on the red travel list from Monday From Monday, October 11th, only Colombians will remain en, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela on the red list. Individuals coming from these countries must follow the Red List rules, which include quarantine in a managed hotel and taking two Covid-19 tests, even if they are fully vaccinated. 47 travel destinations have been removed from this list because they are no longer subject to the rules of the Red List. Travelers arriving from these countries prior to this date must continue to adhere to the Red List rules. The Red Travel List has been reduced to just seven countries The UK Red Travel List has been reduced to only seven countries, the UK Government announced announced that the Red List has been updated to include only seven countries, with 47 destinations including South Africa removed. Turkey and Ghana will be treated like fully vaccinated British passengers. The United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland have a Common Travel Area (CTA). This means there is no need to test, isolate or fill out a Passenger Locator Form if: You are traveling from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey to Wales in these areas in the 10 days prior Your arrival in Wales You can view details of recent trips to the CTA, e.g. if you are traveling to the UK from a red list country (or if you have crossed a red list country within 10 days of your arrival in the UK), you cannot travel directly to Wales and must enter via a designated port in England or Scotland Proof of a negative coronavirus test performed no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Perform a coronavirus test during your 10 day quarantine (not required for children under 5 years old) on (or before) day 2 and on or (after day) 8 post-arrival tests and managed quarantine must be bo ok before your departure via the CTM portal. "Only a handful" of countries expected to remain on the red list Paul Charles, executive director of travel consultancy The PC Agency, predicted that only a handful of "less visited areas" such as Afghanistan, Haiti and Somalia will remain on the red list, with the " Blanket measures on Africa and South America lifted "will be risk". Removing Mexico, South Africa and Thailand from the red list would "spark confidence across the sector and among consumers". Mr Charles said it was "very difficult to justify" why countries are on the list “when there are no new worrying variants.” He continued, “This is why Ireland has removed every country from its Red List because it sees no threat. So Britain should follow suit. "A leading travel trade association has scorned recent changes to the Foreign Office's recommendations, made Wednesday night to bring the no-go list in line with the Department of Transport's" Red List. "Previously Travel experts called the different rules from two different departments of the same government "confusing". In 32 countries warnings of non-essential travel were removed by the Foreign Office yesterday. The vast majority have much lower officials in new coronavirus infection rates than in the UK Update red list today or tomorrow as part of its last review. Chris Rowles, chairman of travel specialist Aito, asked if the Foreign Office's changes were “a joke in extremely bad taste?” Adds: “Destinations like Algeria, Belarus, Djibouti, Liberia and Congo are honestly not ht goals on the majority of vacation lists. " Foreign Minister and Minister of Transport and says: “If we can help Liz Truss and Grant Shapps with some suggestions - perhaps established destinations like those in Latin America, Africa and Asia, which are already open to many other nationalities and have good infrastructure - they have to let us know What to Check Before Going AbroadThe Welsh Government has prepared a checklist before you travel. Check whether or not the country you are traveling to is on the red list. Check the entry requirements for entering the country in that you travel. You may need to prove your vaccination status, show a negative coronavirus test, fill out forms prior to entry, get tested in the country and / or be subject to mandatory quarantine. Check how to prove your vaccination status and / / negative coronavirus test what requirements to meet upon arrival in Wales. Check requirements for children and adolescents (if traveling together or independently). Check that you are your passenger - Have completed the locator form for your return to Wales. Check that you have booked the correct / all necessary tests when you are back in Wales. The number of red countries could be reduced from 54 to 18. Data expert Tim White predicted that Mexico would reopen to quarantine-free travel due to a decrease in the number of cases compared to last week and an apparent lack of variants. Although cases are also slumping in Thailand, Mr. White expects it to stay red due to the presence of the beta variant, while he predicts the same for the Philippines due to the lack of genome sequencing infrastructure. Mr White also named South Africa as a likely candidate to be removed from the red list. The country currently welcomes visitors who have evidence of negative PCR within 72 hours of departure, while Mexico has no testing or quarantine requirements. Tui urges customers to review their vacation and flight booking details after being forced to cancel a number of pending packages due to ongoing uncertainty caused by Covid-19 travel restrictions. The tour operator said vacationers would be notified at least seven days in advance. and could choose between a full cash refund or a rebooking for a different date or destination. A statement said: "We know that some customers may be unsure this summer up to 14 days prior to departure for customers who will be leaving by October 31st." October Up to and including October 31st Which countries will remain on the red side? List? Argentina, Chile, South Africa and Mexico are likely to be removed from the Red List, but a few more countries will remain on the Red List. Travel expert Simon Calder says South Africa is a "unique certificate" because the case numbers are low , worrisome variants have been erased and there is a robust health system in place; "It is likely that a core of African and South American countries will remain on the list." Mr Calder said it was "unlikely" that other countries would be included on the list. He added, "Wales will make its own decision. Wales" has made a more cautious choice. "Simon Calder has clearly explained the difference between the two pieces of advice given by various UK departments. He told BBC Radio Wales this morning:" When you go to countries How to travel Gambia, for Bangladesh, for Ghana, then travel is no longer advised against, but not prescribed, differs from the red list of the Ministry of Transport. If you are traveling from a country on the red list you will have to go straight to hotel quarantine and that will cost you £ 2,285. "We are expecting this list to collapse today, with as many as three-quarters of the 54 countries that were removed from this list. In the meantime, 32 nations have been removed from the Federal Foreign Office's list, which surprised many people on advice. The Council against unnecessary travel in 32 countries and territories has been lifted, with Bangladesh, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana and Malaysia among the places where travel advice has been relaxed due to the risk of coronavirus Britain will no longer advise Brits to get out of Covid-19 -Reason to avoid all but essential travel to countries that are not on the Red List, except in "exceptional circumstances" such as when the local health system is overwhelmed, the FCDO added these locations to get travel insurance. Advised before making changes the FCDO from non-essential travel to 117 countries and territories due to the virus. The recommendation is anticipated Every day in the coming days for other locations. The FCDO said the policy change follows "improved public health in many countries" and "reduced risk for UK nationals" as a result of the introduction of the vaccine. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said, “These rule changes will make traveling easier. Supporting businesses and families across the UK - enabling more of us to see friends and loved ones with greater peace of mind. while supporting the travel sector as it continues to recover. ”The full list of countries for which the FCDO has relaxed its travel advisories is: Algeria; Armenia; Bangladesh; Belarus; Benin; Comoros; Tokelau and Niue; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Fiji; Gambia; Guinea; Kazakhstan; Kiribati; Kosovo; Liberia; Madagascar; Malaysia; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Nauru; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Solomon Islands; Go; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Congo; America Samoa; French Polynesia; and Ghana. Countries currently on the Red List The following countries are currently on the Red List. If you are traveling from any of these countries you will need to quarantine yourself and take tests for 10 days, but this list is likely to be truncated in the latest review.

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COVID-News live: Changes to the Red List and new test requirements announced

47 countries removed from the red list, only Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti and the Dominican Republic; UK reports highest daily cases for a month - 40,701; Northern Ireland lifts the legal requirement of social distancing in bars and restaurants. (Author: Gardener)

COVID News Live: Red List Changes and New Testing Requirements Announced - With daily cases in the UK topping 40,000 for the first time in month, 47 countries have been removed from the Red List, leaving only Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti and the Dominican Republic remained; UK reports highest daily cases for a month - 40,701; Northern Ireland lifts the legal requirement of social distancing in bars and restaurants. Red travel list cut to just seven countries - with South Africa among destinations being removed from the red list Travelers must also send pictures of their lateral flow tests on return Wales reluctantly follows travel changes but warns they are "not without risk" Northern Ireland Lift Social Distancing Laws In Bars And Restaurants UK Daily Falls Top 40,000 For The First Time In A Month How Twitter Reacts To The Travel News With a plethora of countries struck off the red travel list, many are celebrating finally celebrating loved ones can see . The country, which currently has some of the toughest restrictions in Europe, has lifted capacity limits for cinemas, theaters and concert halls. There will be no restrictions on museums where only social distancing rules apply. Ambulance crews in Wales wait more than an hour outside hospitals Between April 2020 and March 2021, 32,699 cases took more than an hour to move patients to hospital. Half of the patients were over 65 years of age, according to the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales report. A public survey of more than 130 responses found that half of patients waited less than an hour for an ambulance to arrive, with most waiting less than 30 minutes. The World Health Organization (WHO) has set itself the goal of vaccinating 40% of the population of all countries in the world by the end of this year and 70% of the population by the middle of next year. It requires at least 11 billion doses - something that can be done if richer countries focus their efforts on vaccine sharing. United Nations chairman Antonio Guterres said at a WHO press conference that Britain and other developed nations are "stupid" in not concentrating supplies elsewhere. We know there is a risk that one day and that it may very soon there will be another variant that can withstand vaccines, "he warned." And all vaccination efforts in developed countries will collapse. and these people are not protected. "So the fair distribution of vaccines is not just a question of immorality, but also of stupidity." WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said 56 countries are unable to meet the vaccination rate target of 10% set for late last month, and drug maker Moderna has announced that it will invest up to $ 500 million to build a factory in Africa , which produces up to 500 million doses of mRNA vaccines each year - including its own C OVID uptake. It said it would start making a decision on the country and location soon. According to health official John Nkengasong, to date only about 4.5% of Africans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Mr Nkengasong, director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said he had not received a consultation from Moderna but welcomed all efforts to meet the continent's medium to long-term needs. Still confused about the new travel rules? “Light at the end of a very long tunnel”: How the travel industry is responding to the changes After a difficult summer of restrictions, the travel industry is welcoming this latest move to further open up international travel. Mark Tanzer, executive director of ABTA - The Travel Association, said reducing the red list is a "sensible step forward" and means that now is the "best time in a long time" to book a vacation abroad is vaccinated the process of going abroad is much easier and cheaper, and today's changes mean there will be a lot more choice in the coming months to escape the winter weather, "he said. Virgin Atlantic also welcomed the move but argued, Fully vaccinated travelers returning from low risk countries will not need to take tests on Day 2. “Light at the end of a very long tunnel” Sean Doyle, chairman and chief executive of British Airways, said the UK will “benefit from the changes He also called for an end to testing for fully vaccinated travelers "to make sure we don't lose our place on the global stage." The airline has announced that more countries will be removed from the red list that it will resume flights to South Africa's Cape Town and increase connections to Johannesburg. It will also increase flights to Mexico as well as the US in November (after states announced they would lift a travel ban on fully vaccinated travelers from the UK and the EU). 'These changes are not without risk': Wales reluctantly agrees to follow England on travel list decision Wales has confirmed that it will follow the decision of the Westminster government to reduce the Red List to just seven countries. In a statement, Welsh Health Secretary Eluned Morgan said: "We have consistently urged the UK government to take a more cautious approach to international travel to prevent coronaviruses from being re-imported into the UK, particularly new and emerging varieties that may not target the UK Vaccines Respond “With most people traveling abroad doing so from English airports and ports, and since Wales has an open border with England, it is impractical to develop your own border health policy in isolation, even though we are aware of the risks in the Travel-related concerns are from the other nations of the UK. "She acknowledged that Wales would continue to push action, saying:" These changes are not without risk ... We are now hearing more from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps of these travel changes acknowledges it's not just about holidays. "With the mid-term and winter sun around the corner, we are making it easier for families and loved ones to reunite by significantly reducing the number of travel destinations on the Red List, thanks in part to increased vaccination efforts around the world," he said in a statement. Restoring people's confidence in travel is the key to rebuilding our economy and balancing this country. "With fewer restrictions and more people traveling, we can all continue to move safely together on our path to recovery."

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The UK red list countries have been cut from 54 to 7 as overseas breaks again

The red list now only includes seven destinations (Author: Gardener)

Red list of British travel destinations shortened from 54 to 7, as foreign holidays are back on the red list The red list now only includes seven travel destinations Travel rules for a further 47 countries relaxed Would you like to receive Stoke-on-Trent news directly from our journalists via E -Mail received? Sign up for our newsletter. Something went wrong, please try again later. Thank you for signing upWe have more newslettersShow meThe government has announced that 47 countries will be removed from the red travel list, giving the tourism industry a big boost. Transport Minister Grant Shapps confirmed a long-awaited update to the system - South Africa, Mexico and Brazil have all been removed from the list. Thailand has been removed from the red list, as has Indonesia, including tourist islands such as Bali. This means that Brits returning from these countries will no longer have to isolate themselves in a hotel for 11 nights at a cost of £ 2,285, which makes travel easier. Get the latest news from the Stoke-on-Trent area and residents and nationals of these countries are finally allowed to visit the UK again after months of total bans. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “With the mid-term and winter sun around the corner, we are making it easier for families and loved ones to reunite by significantly reducing the number of red list destinations, thanks in part to increased vaccination efforts around the globe. With fewer restrictions and more people traveling, we can all continue to advance safely on our path to recovery together. ”Vaccinated passengers will be eligible under the new rules. A major overhaul of UK travel rules went into effect earlier this week, with the yellow and green lists removed in favor of only two lists - the red list and the 'rest of the world'. Travel from Red List countries is prohibited unless individuals have residency or citizenship rights in the UK. In this case, they can come, but have to stay in a quarantine hotel. For people who come to the UK from the rest of the world, there are two sets of rules depending on their vaccination status. Children and fully vaccinated adults arriving from the rest of the world now only have to take one test - a “Day 2” PCR test after landing. The Day 2 test will also be replaced later this month with a cheaper lateral flow, which passengers can simply send a photo of to the authorities. But the plan to replace day 2 PCR Covid tests with cheaper lateral flow tests for the fully stung is creating cracks in the cabinet and has yet to be given a start date. The Department of Transportation has announced that the new test rules will go into effect by the end of October, which may be too late for thousands of families planning a half-time break abroad. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated arrivals from the rest of the world must complete three tests - a test before departure and a PCR test "Day 2" and "Day 8" after landing. This is stricter than the previous system, which did not require self-isolation for Green List countries. All arrivals - vaccinated or not - are still required to complete a passenger search form prior to travel. Families talk about the misery of life in the shadow of the Covid hostel. Go Outdoors closes the branch when they move into the old Mothercare at Festival Park Welfare Minister Sajid Javid said: "Our robust border measures have helped protect the phenomenal progress of our vaccination program and because of this success both here and around the world we can safely travel further and we can visit friends and family overseas easier and cheaper to travel, by fully vaccinated travelers from countries that are not on the red list, can carry out lateral flow tests on the second day of arrival, provided they provide a proof of use. "But only because a country is on the" rest of the world "list, can Brits don't automatically go there. All countries have their own entry requirements, with some, such as Australia, currently not allowing the British to enter. The government also said it will continue to monitor Red List countries for possible variants of the coronavirus that could be of concern

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Grant Shapps removes 47 countries from the “red list” for international travel

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced today that he is removing 47 countries from the government's “red list” for international travel. (Author: Gardener)

Grant Shapps announced today that it has removed 47 countries from the government's “red list” for international travel. The transport minister said changes that go into effect at 4 a.m. on Monday, October 11, mean that only seven nations remain on the banned list. Mr Shapps also said he was relaxing travel rules to allow more fully vaccinated foreign tourists to travel to the UK. He tweeted: “As of Monday (October 11th) I will be removing 47 destinations from our red list - including South Africa with only 7 countries and territories remaining - all others will be added to the rest of the world category. "I'm also making changes to reduce entry requirements for travelers visiting England by recognizing full tax residents from 37 new countries and territories such as India, Turkey and Ghana and treating them like UK full tax passengers. The new simplified travel system The UK was launched on Monday this week when ministers replaced the traffic light rules with a single “Red List” and a “Rest of the World” category: Fully vaccinated travelers returning from a non-red list country , do not have to take a test before departure and are exempt from quarantine, but must take a test on day 2. Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must take a test before departure and are quarantined at home for 10 days after their return and doing tests on the second and eighth day. The changes to the "Red List" came after the government decided to change it had lifted ren advice from non-essential travel to 32 countries and territories. Bangladesh, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana and Malaysia were among the locations for which travel advice has been relaxed due to the coronavirus risk, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said. The UK will no longer advise the British to avoid all but essential travel to countries that are not on the red list for Covid-19 reasons, except in "exceptional circumstances", for example when the local health system is overwhelmed, added the FCDO added. This will make it easier for visitors to these places to get travel insurance. Before yesterday's travel advice changes, the FCDO has advised against non-essential travel to 117 countries and areas due to the virus. It is expected that the recommendations for additional locations will be lifted in the coming days. The FCDO said the policy change follows "improved public health in many countries" and "reduced risk for UK nationals" as a result of the introduction of the vaccine. The full list of countries for which the FCDO has relaxed its travel advisories was: Algeria; Armenia; Bangladesh; Belarus; Benin; Comoros; Tokelau and Niue; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Fiji; Gambia; Guinea; Kazakhstan; Kiribati; Kosovo; Liberia; Madagascar; Malaysia; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Nauru; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Solomon Islands; Go; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Congo; America Samoa; French Polynesia; and Ghana. The FCDO will continue to advise against all but essential travel for all Red List countries where the risk for British nationals is assessed as “unacceptably high”.

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Dawn French compares herself to Anne Hegerty from The Chase after the short hair makeover

The Vicar of Dibley’s Dawn French informs fans about phase two of their hair transformation and compares herself to Jamie Lee Curtis and Anne Hegerty (Author: Gardener)

Get All The Fashion And Beauty Gossip And Never Miss Top Stories Get All The Fashion And Beauty Gossip And Never Miss Top Stories Comedian Dawn French got an update on the second phase just a few weeks later published her hair transformation with fans discussing her "graying process". In a new tweet, Dawn, 61, explains that the next stage in her transformation was cutting off the best part of her hair so her grays can grow out completely. The Dibley Pastor's star can be seen in the selfie, with her new crop showing in full size. "Hair update. I'm going big. The look makes her go even shorter with her hair after giving up her signature glossy brunette bob for a salt and pepper color and a short cut late last month. “In my head it's against Jamie Lee Curtis. Husband says it's actually against Anne Hegerty. Both are reddish KWEEEENS, ”adds Dawn. Since both mega-star Jamie Lee Curtis and daytime TV star Anne Hegerty are synonymous with gray pixie cuts, we'd say Dawn is pretty accurate in their comparison. Dawn's Twitter followers also fully support the next phase of her makeover and tweet their support for her new look. “Some younger people pay for our silver / gray colored hair,” emphasizes one. Another who uses pun on her celebrity doppelganger says, "Dawnie Lee Curtis". Dawn replied to this comment with "mic drop". Dawn's goal is to get to a place where her hair can grow back into a bob, but this time with her natural gray tones that she has favored over the years. "Cut off all the old color ... gradually get there with the gray ... start briefly ... aim at the old bob in all its gray glory ..." It's a process ... I'm not particularly patient, "she told fans in an Instagram post last month. Dawn isn't the only celeb to do a big hair transformation this season. Former Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley swapped her one-length style for a chic bangs just this week, while last month, Strictly Come Dancing star Karen Hauer - also a fan of a short crop - swapped her look with the help of a long brunettes changed wig. Well, you know what they're saying; new season, new hair. Subscribe to the OK for the latest beauty trends, tips and product launches!

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