British media are reporting that the UK has added four more countries to its red list, after two cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant were found in the UK. And the Guardian reports that Ministers have not ruled out adding even more countries to the red list.
At 4am on Sunday, November 28, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola will join the UK travel red list, where Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Travellers who have returned to the UK from these four countries over the past 10 days have been ordered to isolate and get a PCR test. Health services are following up on these recent arrivals.
From 4am on Sunday, November 28, non-UK or non-Irish residents who have in the prior 10 days been in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola will be refused entry into England, officials said.
UK and Irish residents arriving from 4am on Sunday, November 28, must pre-book and pre-pay for a stay in a government-approved quarantine facility for 10 days. During their stay, they will be required to take a PCR test on day two and day eight. Passengers who transited through a red-list country and remained airside are not subject to quarantine.