According to reports, numerous countries are banning travel from India in response to soaring COVID-19 infection rates, a rising death count, and the discovery of another COVID-19 variant in the region.
BBC News reported late on Thursday that “India will be placed onto the UK’s travel ‘red list’ from 04:00 BST on Friday, effectively banning travel.” This means that legal residents arriving from India must then quarantine in a government-approved hotel.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called India’s addition to the red list a “purely precautionary” step, adding, “What we’re seeing in India is a result of a variant under investigation, it hasn’t yet been deemed a variant of concern — I think that was why there has been the delay.”
“With a severe spike in COVID-19 cases, countries across the world are putting India on their travel ban list. The US, Australia, Hong Kong, the UK, Pakistan and New Zealand have already released fresh travel advisories for their citizens,