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UK removes all 11 countries from red list

Traveller at Heathrow

Traveller at Heathrow

The government has said that all 11 countries will be removed from the UK’s travel red list from 4am on Wednesday.

Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are on the list.

The red list was reintroduced in late November as a precaution after the emergence of the Omicron variant.

But Health Secretary Sajid Javid said it had spread so widely the rules no longer had much purpose.

“Now that there is community transmission of Omicron in the UK and Omicron has spread so widely across the world, the travel red

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Recently revamped Mount Pleasant inn makes list of ‘most incredible’ hotels in the world | Business

A recently revamped inn in Mount Pleasant’s historic Old Village scored a spot on a list of top hotels that’s back after a pandemic hiatus. 

Travel guide publisher Fodor’s has resumed its “Fodor’s Finest” ranking of the 101 “most incredible” hotels in the world after pausing the review last year.

The seven-room Post House on Pitt Street was one of those properties.

Closed in early 2019 and reopened in mid-2020, the historic inn and restaurant underwent a significant renovation and redesign. 



Inn at reopened Post House in Mount Pleasant overhauled look, added room

Around the time of its reopening, co-owner and operator Ben Towill said the property should

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latest advice as countries finally free of red list

South Africa will finally be removed from the UK’s travel red list, following the latest announcement from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps this afternoon.

The new rules come into effect at 4am on Monday, October 11. Until then travellers arriving in Britain from red list destinations are subject to a mandatory 10-day hotel quarantine. More than 430,000 British tourists visited South Africa in 2019.

Following the third wave of Covid-19 that peaked in mid-July, cases have been falling in South Africa. As of October 7, its seven-day infection rate is 16.7 per 100,000. By comparison, the UK’s current rate is 381.9

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Turkish Hotels to Close Early After UK ‘Red List’ Dashes Hopes | World News

By Ceyda Caglayan and Canan Sevgili

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – When Britain announced Turkey would stay on its “red list” of travel destinations last week, Onur Arican decided to close his boutique hotel on the Aegean coast early this year rather than wait out a summer season derailed by COVID-19 and wildfires.

In 2019, Britain was Turkey’s third-biggest source of tourists with 2.5 million visitors that year, most of whom flocked to the Turquoise Coast near Bodrum and Marmaris, where Arican runs his 19-room Mavi Yengec hotel.

This year the number of British guests was down by two thirds compared to

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