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Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 47081, tabled on 10 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the evidential basis is for his Department’s decision to assign Turkey to the red travel list for covid-19, and what criteria Turkey needs to meet to move to the amber covid-19 travel list.

Answered on

20 September 2021

Decisions on Red, Amber or Green List assignment and associated border measures are taken by Ministers, who take into account Joint Biosecurity Centre risk assessments of countries and territories, alongside wider public health factors.

These are intended to be temporary measures and the government keeps data for countries and territories under regular review. Turkey will move to the amber list from 4am on Wednesday 22 September.