Panama  remains on UK  Covid-19 red list

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AFP - Panama is one of seven countries left on the UK Government’s "red list" of restrictions on international travel due to Covid-19, after it withdrew  47 from the list on Thursday, October 7.  

 The remaining seven are in Latin America and the Caribbean.

As of 03:00 GMT on October 11, trips to England from Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru and Venezuela will continue to be exclusively limited to British citizens and residents.

They will still have to perform 10 days of mandatory quarantine in hotels designated by the government, but paid out of pocket, at  $2,400 per person.

Among the 47 countries and territories that will be freed from this restriction next Monday are all the rest of the region, from Argentina to Mexico, passing through Brazil or Cuba.

"We are facilitating the reunion of families and loved ones by significantly reducing the number of destinations on the red list, thanks in part to increased vaccination efforts around the world," said Transportation Minister Grant Shapps.

Likewise, people fully vaccinated under a national program recognized by the United Kingdom arriving from these origins will no longer have to present a negative Covid-19 test before boarding or perform two costly PCR tests upon arrival in England.

Those who are not vaccinated or the program in their country has not been recognized by London, will continue to have to isolate themselves at home for 10 days and perform the two mandatory PCRs.

As part of a simplification of international travel under strong pressure from the tourism and air sectors, hard hit by the pandemic, the United Kingdom regularly recognizes the vaccinations carried out in more parts of the world.


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