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Bangladesh added to UK approved vaccine list

Bangladesh has been added to the UK government’s list of approved COVID-19 vaccines and the countries with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination, which will be effective from 4am Monday (Oct 11), according to an announcement from the UK’s Department for Transport.

Welcoming the decision, High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem said: “This decision is a reflection of warm bilateral relations between Bangladesh and the UK and a result of the High Commission’s sustained diplomatic efforts to remove the remaining obstacles to business, tourism and essential travel between the two countries.”

The High Commissioner further said that from 4am Monday (October 11) onwards, people fully vaccinated with UK-approved vaccines will no longer require a 10-day hotel or home quarantine and a COVID-19 pre-departure test.

However, a COVID-19 test should be taken on or before the Day 2 after arrival in England, said the Bangladesh High Commission, London on Friday.

Vaccination certificates issued by relevant Bangladesh authorities are also required for all travellers as proof of vaccination status.

The travellers who have not been fully vaccinated with a UK authorized vaccines must quarantine for 10 days, either at home or where they are staying, and should undergo a Day 2 and Day 8 Covid test.

Earlier on September 17, 2021 Bangladesh was removed from the UK government’s travel red list, which came into effect at 4am on 22 September.