Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday welcomed the United Kingdom’s decision to remove Pkistan from the international travel red list to make travel easier for fully vaccinated people.
FM Qureshi said that Pakistan presented data on a scientific basis and this was great news for the many Pakistani nationals who suffered financially and mentally due to the country being on the red list.
A day earlier, Britain simplified rules for international travel to England in a boost to the tourism industry, including scrapping the need for fully vaccinated passengers to take expensive Covid tests on arrival from low-risk countries.
Under the new proposals, destinations would simply be ranked low or high risk, instead of red, amber and green. Eight countries, including Turkey, Pakistan and the Maldives, will be removed from the high-risk red band from next Wednesday which requires passengers to quarantine in a hotel.