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Tanzania finally removed from Britain’s ‘red listed’ countries

It is now easy for travellers from the entire East African region, to enter the United Kingdom, without being forced to undergo horrid hotel quarantine procedure

Tanzania has finally been taken off the horrid United Kingdom’s Red List.

The ‘Red List,’ which had previously firewalled Dar as well as other 54 countries based on Covid-19 preparedness has just been slashed down to less than ten precincts.

Quarantine will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers from Tanzania as well as 45 other formerly red-listed countries, effective from later this month.

There is still a catch though. Britain may again need to enlist the type, frequency and geographical location on the vaccines issued, that UK recognizes.

The Julius Nyerere International Aiport in Dar-es-Salaam

British Prime minister, Boris Johnson, promises to open up more countries for hotel quarantine-free as days go by.

The UK affirmed that from later this month, arrivals in England will no longer have to take a PCR test two days after arrival and can instead opt for the cheaper lateral flow test.

In fact, Britain has just left seven other countries stuck in its crimson coloured restricted list of precincts considered not safe as far as the global pandemic is concerned.

From this weekend, England is set to remove 47 countries from the red list.

Only seven destinations, among them; Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela will remain in the ‘Red List.’

With that said, Tanzania’s removal from the vault, should be a step towards bracing for better tourists arrivald.

Foreign visitors arrivals had previously slumped, compared to the past 12 months or so, which means now the badly affected travel industry should be on revival.

In better days, Tanzania gets an average of 1.5 million international tourists.

The UK, the US and other European countries happen to be the precincts that stream majority of international visitors to Tanzania and the East African Region.

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