The Government of the United Kingdom has informed Pakistan that it doesn’t know when Pakistan will be removed from its travel red list.
The UK has decided to open up for inbound international travel on 19 July as it continues to return to pre-pandemic normalcy.
Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with the UK Minister for South Asia, Lord Tariq Ahmed of Wimbledon, and discussed the matter of Pakistan’s travel ban with him.
The UK authorities have informed the Government of Pakistan that the ban is led solely by data as a dozen other countries, including India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, are also on the red list. The UK government will only lift the travel ban on the recommendations of scientists, and the ban is likely to prevail until the end of the year.
The Pakistani government has made it clear to the UK government that it wants to be removed from the red list and that the UK authorities should set a timeline for it.