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Full list of ‘red list’ countries under UK hotel quarantine rules

Turkey, the Maldives and Nepal have been added to the red list

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13 May 2021
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urkey, the Maldives and Nepal are the latest countries to be added to the coronavirus “red list” in response to mounting concern about the number of Covid-19 cases.

The move means returning Britons returning from these countries will be forced to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Red countries are those which should not be visited except in the most extreme of circumstances, where repeated testing and isolation in designated Government hotels on return is compulsory.

“Non-UK residents who have been in a red country in the last 10 days will still be barred from entering the UK.

“I must tell you that now due to concerns about Covid rates and variants of concern, Turkey, the Maldives, Nepal must regrettably be added to the red list.”

Anyone who is not a UK or Irish resident or a British citizen will be banned from entering Britain if they they have been to a red list country in the previous 10 days.

Concern about Covid variants has led to the Government ramping up plans for a campaign of booster shots later this year.

The latest restrictions take the total number of countries on England’s red list to 43.

Mauritius and Portugal were recently removed from the red list while the Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya and Bangladesh and India were added.

Here is the full list of 43 "red list" countries.

Hotel quarantine 'red list' countries

Angola

Argentina

Bangladesh

Bolivia

Botswana

Brazil

Burundi

Cape Verde

Chile

Colombia

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ecuador

Eswatini

Ethiopia

French Guiana

Guyana

India

Kenya

Lesotho

Malawi

Mozambique

The Maldives

Namibia

Nepal

Oman

Pakistan

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Qatar

Rwanda

Seychelles

Somalia

Suriname

Tanzania

Turkey

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Uruguay

Venezuela

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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