To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason Chile was only removed from the red travel list on 8 October 2021.
4 November 2021
Decisions on red list assignment and associated border measures are taken by ministers, who take into account the UKHSA risk assessments, alongside wider public health factors. Chile remained on the red list until 10 October 2021 due to the ongoing detection of variants of concern in the country.
Given the success of the vaccination programme in the UK and the latest evidence of variants across the world, including the fact that the Delta variant is now dominant in many countries as it is in the UK, Chile was removed from the red list on 11 October 2021.