Coronavirus: Travel

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th April 2021.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the evidence used to inform the decisions on the update to the UK travel ban red list during the covid-19 outbreak that came into force on 9 April 2021.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Decisions to place countries on the ‘red list’ are taken by Ministers informed by evidence, including the Joint Biosecurity Centre’s analysis as well as other relevant information about the risk of the spread of variant.

The advice, evidence and methodology which informs these decisions relates to on-going development of Government policy and therefore cannot be published at this time.

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