ECONOMYEXT – The United Kingdom has placed Sri Lanka on a Coronavirus red list from June 08, barring travellers who had been in the country during the past 14 days except for citizens and residents.
Sri Lanka is now on the amber list, and from 4.00 am, June 08 will be under red.
“Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office advises against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks,” the UK government website said.
“From 4 am on Tuesday 8 June Sri Lanka will move to the red list for entering England.
“You should not travel to red list countries or territories,” UK’s official government website said.
Along with Sri Lanka Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bahrain, Egypt, Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago were also put on the red list.
British or Irish nationals and residence rights holders in the UK will be allowed to enter into the country if they have travelled to red list countries in the previous 10-days.
Several other countries too have imposed travel restriction on Sri Lanka such as the USA, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain amongst the others.(Colombo/June04/2021)