When will the UK remove Pakistan from red list?

PAKISTAN was added to the UK's red list back in April 2021 while the country was seeing a surge in coronavirus cases.

But when will it be removed from the list? Here's all you need to know.

When will the UK remove Pakistan from red list?

There are hopes that the UK could remove Pakistan from the red list, and add it to the amber list as soon as next week.

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan have been rising over the summer – however the numbers are still relatively low.

Its seven-day infection rate is well below many amber list countries – with just 14 per 100,000.

This means Pakistan could have a chance of being moved to amber.

The Government is reviewing the traffic-light system every three weeks.

This means the next review should either be on Wednesday, August 4 or Thursday, August 5.

Can I go to Pakistan ? 

Since 5 May, Pakistan has restricted the number of international flights to/from Pakistan.

Brits are still required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before their trip.

Under current rules, holidaymakers have to quarantine for ten days on their return to Britain — even if they are double jabbed.

Double jabbed Brits and under 18s have been allowed to avoid self-isolation on return from amber list countries since July 19.

What are the restrictions for Pakistan ? 

Pakistan is still under coronavirus restrictions.

There is currently a ban on indoor and outdoor dining in Islamabad Capital Territory and parts of Punjab province

Facemasks are still mandatory in public and not wearing one is punishable by a fine.

Public transport has restarted across Pakistan with some restrictions.

Worringly for travellers there is a risk that the healthcare system will come under significant strain as the number of COVID-19 cases increases. 

This means access to routine and emergency healthcare may be limited.

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