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England removes 32 destinations from their red Covid19 list but Thailand is still on it!

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England removes 32 destinations from their red Covid19 list but Thailand is still on it!

The UK yesterday withdrew its advice against all but essential travel for 32 countries and territories as it continued to simplify its coronavirus travel regime following progress in the fight against Covid19 virus around the world.

The change will make it easier for people to travel to destinations such as Algeria, Malaysia and Senegal, as many travel insurance companies exclude coverage for places where the government advises against travel, the foreign ministry said.

The UK recently replaced the so-called zone lists system with a single red list and lowered testing requirements for fully vaccinated travellers.

The government continues to advise against all travel except essential travel for numerous countries and territories on the red list, including Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Thailand.

“The FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) is advising against all but essential travel to all of Thailand based on its current assessment of COVID-19 risks,” the ministry said on its website.

For security reasons, travel to Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and the southern part of Songkhla is strongly discouraged except for essential travel.

“We strike the right balance between protecting people, which remains our priority, and giving them the freedom to take personal responsibility while supporting the travel industry,” said British Foreign Secretary Mrs Liz Truss.

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