Petition Remove Oman from red list
Oman must be removed from the red list and moved to the amber list. Since a large number of people from Oman, study and work in the UK, a large population has been stuck in Oman due to the restriction.
Oman has been on the red list since March. The cases have have significantly reduced and vaccination has been gaining pace. Mass vaccinations will begin from June and it would be wise to put Oman on the amber list. Also all arrivals from the Indian subcontinent have been banned and all travellers arriving in Oman must undergo institutional quarantine at very low rates that can be booked from the government controlled booking site.
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MPs question the Government on international travel rules
On Monday 20 September, MPs questioned the Government on international travel, following a statement by the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps MP on the Government's rules for international travel, including the 'traffic light' system.
Read the Secretary of State's statement, and question from MPs: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2021-09-20/debates/42EC0566-BBD2-4620-8E7E-3F2C95E7CB5A/InternationalTravel
In his statement the Minister confirmed that Kenya, Oman, Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Egypt will be removed from the red list at 4am on Wednesday 22 September.
Find out more about the changes to international travel rules: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-system-for-international-travel
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