Travel Demand Spikes After Removal of Maldives from UK’s Red List

Demand for travel to the Maldives is already spiking among British tourists, after the removal of the island nation from the UK’s red list.

News sources from the UK have stated that after the recent changes made to the travel list, travel website traffic in the UK has dramatically increased. It is reported that within the coming months, most travelers are looking to visit the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Mexico as their top choice destinations.

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Following the recent changes made to UK’s travel list, the Maldives will lose its ‘red list’ status from 4am on 22nd September 2021.

UK’s Transport Ministry’s Secretary Grant Shapps said that starting from 22nd September, those travelling to the UK from Maldives will not have to undergo a quarantine period upon their arrival to the country. In addition to Maldives, Pakistan, Turkey and Sri Lanka have also been removed from UK’s red list.

Once the new travel policy comes into effect from Wednesday, travelers from UK will no longer need to self-isolate for 10 days when returning from the Maldives. Additionally, double-vaccinated people will no longer have to take a PCR test before they return to the UK from the Maldives. Later in October, travelers will also be able to take a cheaper lateral flow test instead of the day 2 PCR test.

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