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UK adds Bahrain, UAE to safe travel corridor list

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Al-Zayani welcomes move

November 13, 2020
Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani
Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani



Saudi Gazette report

JEDDAH — Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are among the eight destinations the United Kingdom has added to its quarantine-free corridor list, UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced late Thursday.

Travelers arriving in the UK from these countries will no longer need to quarantine for 14 days as was previously required due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Bahrain, Chile, Iceland, Cambodia, Laos, UAE, Qatar and Turks & Caicos Islands have been Nov. 14 (Saturday), you will not need to self-isolate, the UK transport secretary said in a tweet.

The other countries excluded from quarantine requirements are Chile, Iceland, Cambodia, Laos, Qatar, and Turkey and Caicos Islands.

Meanwhile, Greece was removed from the travel corridor due to an increase in cases, however, travelers arriving from Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Kos do not need to self-isolate upon arrival in the UK.

Meanwhile, Bahrain has welcomed the UK’s decision to include the kingdom on its safe travel corridor list.

In a statement carried by Bahrain News Agency, Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani said: The UK’s addition of Bahrain to the list of safe “travel corridors” confirms the sound directives of King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa to protect the health and safety of everyone as well as the sincere national efforts, led by Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, in confronting the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic and mitigating its spread.

Al-Zayani praised the proactive precautionary measures taken by Bahrain and the progress they reached compared to other countries in confronting the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

He lauded the contributions of medical workers working at the front lines and the support of other entities for their efforts to protect the health and safety of the communities.

The minister also commended the Bahraini community’s awareness and adherence to all the preventive measures, health requirements, and instructions issued by the competent authorities.


November 13, 2020
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