UK to remove Bangladesh from travel red list from September 22
After repeated requests, the UK has removed Bangladesh from its travel red list.
Bangladesh is moving to the amber list from 4:00am on Wednesday, which means travellers from Bangladesh will no longer require 10-day hotel quarantine from that day.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen welcomed the decision and thanked the British government for considering Bangladesh's request.
Apart from Bangladesh, seven more countries have been removed from the harshest restrictions (red list) on travel.
They are Turkey, Pakistan, The Maldives, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Oman and Kenya.
"It is good news. During my recent visit to the UK, I requested the country's government to remove Bangladesh from the red list," Dr Momen said in a video message.
He told the UK government that its decision to keep Bangladesh on the red list was not justified when the two countries are celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations.