Seventeen African countries have been blacklisted from entering the United Kingdom as part of measures to combat the coronavirus. This is according to a Department of Transport notice issued late last month.
The list contains South Africa, Africa’s most impacted nation in terms of infections. The Southern Africa region has the biggest chunk of countries followed by East Africa. Rwanda is on record to have protested the measure.
“If you have been in or through any of the countries listed below in the last 10 days, you will be refused entry to the UK,” the notice read in part. The UK is grappling with one of the highest per capita coronavirus death rates in the world.
Affected African countries
Democratic Republic of the Congo
This list of countries, sometimes referred to as the ‘red list,’ contained a total of 33 countries. The sixteen remaining nations are below.
Affected non-African countries
Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores)
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
British and Irish Nationals, or third country nationals with residence rights in the UK will be able to enter the UK. They must self-isolate for 10 days on arrival along with their household. They cannot use the Test to Release scheme, the statement added.
We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!
Let us improve this post!
Tell us how we can improve this post?