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UK Adds More Countries to Ban List (See List)

Boris-Johnson
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The United Kingdom government has added four new countries to the list of those banned from entering the UK due to the coronavirus prevalence.

This development was announced on Friday by the Department for Transport, visitors from such countries would be banned from entering the UK as from next week.

The affected countries are:
Kenya
Bangladesh
Philippines
Pakistan
These countries will include anyone who left the countries or transited through them in the previous 10 days.

The ban would become effective as from 0300 GMT on April 9, Creekvibes News magazine understands.

However, UK and Irish nationals and those with UK residence rights arriving from those countries will have to quarantine in hotels for 10 days before their normal lives.

The department said the ban was to curb the risk of importing coronavirus “variants of concern” into the UK.

The new rules take the total number of red-listed countries to 39.