Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th September 2021.

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Photo of Feryal Clark Feryal Clark Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to review the status of Turkey on the traffic light covid-19 travel list.

Photo of Feryal Clark Feryal Clark Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the evidential basis is for his Department’s decision to assign Turkey to the red travel list for covid-19, and what criteria Turkey needs to meet to move to the amber covid-19 travel list.

Photo of Feryal Clark Feryal Clark Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on the status of Turkey on the traffic light covid-19 travel list.

Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Decisions on Red, Amber or Green List assignment and associated border measures are taken by Ministers, who take into account Joint Biosecurity Centre risk assessments of countries and territories, alongside wider public health factors.

These are intended to be temporary measures and the government keeps data for countries and territories under regular review. Turkey will move to the amber list from 4am on Wednesday 22 September.

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