UK Removes Indonesia From Travel Red List
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JAKARTA - Britain will remove Indonesia from the travel red list in October. It is no longer mandatory to quarantine in hotels for 10 days for people arriving from Indonesia who have been vaccinated with a full dose of anti-COVID-19 vaccines.

In addition to Indonesia, the countries that will be removed from the list of mandatory COVID-19 quarantines include South Africa, Brazil and Mexico.

Such a policy change will be announced on Thursday 7 October and is likely to result in a surge in bookings for flights and tours.

The number of countries on the UK's "red list" of destinations will be slashed from 54 to just nine.

Hotel quarantine policies in high-risk countries cost 2,285 pounds, or around Rp44 million per person, adversely affecting the global travel industry.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will open more hotel quarantine-free international travel from this weekend.

The UK is already planning to relax its travel rules from October 4 by removing the yellow list of medium-risk destinations.

Additionally, the UK will no longer require fully vaccinated passengers to undergo a COVID-19 test before they arrive from countries that are not on the travel red list.

The government says that people arriving in the UK starting sometime later in October will no longer have to take PCR tests. Instead, they can choose a rapid test, which costs less, quoted from Antara.

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