The British Official has confirmed development, saying that seven other countries will also be removed from the red-list on the same date.
All these countries will also come off the red list on September 22.
Rt Hon Grant Shapps said, “If you’re fully [vaccinated] you won’t need a pre-departure test before arrival into England from a non-red country and from later in Oct, will be able to replace the day 2 PCR test with a cheaper lateral flow,”.
He also said, “We’ll also be introducing a new simplified system for international travel from Mon 4 Oct, replacing the current approach with a single red list and simplified measures for the rest of the world — striking the right balance to manage the public health risk as No.1 priority,”.
British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner also responded on the latest development, saying that said he knew well how difficult the last five months were for so many who relied on close links between UK and Pakistan.
The ambassador tanked Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, and relevant Pakistani institutions for their close collaboration.