UAE added to UK’s ‘red list’

The UAE has been added to the British list of countries with additional travel restrictions designed to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The UK government on Tuesday announced the measures following growing concerns that imported variants of COVID-19 could be resistant to the country’s main vaccine produced by AstraZeneca. 

Downing Street is expected to introduce mandatory hotel quarantines for 33 countries including the UAE.

The so-called “red list” applies to countries deemed to be high risk due to rates of COVID-19 infections. The new measures will mean that flights to the UK from these destinations are suspended. 

The only arrivals permitted from “red list” countries are British and Irish nationals or those with UK residence rights.

The hotel quarantine will come into effect from February 15th.


Arab News

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