Monday 19 April 2021 7:48 PM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON April 19: Travel from India to the UK is being banned for non-UK and non-Irish citizens from 4am on Friday after the country was added to the travel “red list”.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the “vital but difficult” decision has been made due to a new COVID variant first identified in India, which has been deemed a “variant under investigation”.
If you have been in or through any of the countries listed below in the previous 10 days, you will be refused entry to the UK, the government press note said.
If you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK, you will be able to enter. You must quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days.
India will be added to the list 4am, Friday 23 April.
If you arrive in the UK from India before 4am Friday 23 April, you must self-isolate for 10 days in the place you’re staying and take a COVID-19 test on day 2 and day 8.
From 4am Friday 23 April, if you have been in India in the previous 10 days, you will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British, Irish or third-country national with residency rights. You will need to quarantine in a managed quarantine hotel.
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