Travellers from Trinidad and Tobago, seeking to enter the United Kingdom, will now have to undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine.
This, as TT has been placed on the UK’s “red list.”
According to a post on the British High Commission’s Facebook page, from June 8, travellers from Trinidad and Tobago, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Egypt, Sri Lanka and Sudan must quarantine in managed hotels for ten days.
It added that, on arrival in the UK, travellers must:
—Quarantine for ten days at home or the place they are staying.
—Take a Covid-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8.
The countries that have been moved to the red list have seen an increase in Covid-19 figures, which prompted the Global Travel Taskforce to call for the change.
The UK government has also warned Britons they should not travel to “red list” countries.
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) stated: “If you have been in a country or territory on the red list in the last ten days you will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish national, or you have residence rights in the UK.”
It added that travellers must follow these rules even if they have been vaccinated.
The report stated that travellers will also be required to undergo a series of tests and quarantine in a government-approved hotel for ten days.
Travellers will be required to book their hotel quarantine package before they depart to the UK.