The UK government on Wednesday October 06, 2021 lifted restrictions on non-essential travel from 32 countries and territories including Ghana.
Ghana, Benin, Gambia, Benin and Malaysia are among the places where coronavirus risk-based travel advice has been relaxed, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said.
The UK will stop advising Britons to avoid all but essential travel to countries not on the red list for reasons of Covid-19, except in “exceptional circumstances” such as if the local health system is overwhelmed , added the FCDO.
Before Wednesday’s changes, the FCDO was advising against non-essential travel due to the virus in 117 countries and territories.
The restrictions will have to be lifted for other locations in the coming days.
FCDO said the policy change follows “improved public health in many countries” and “reduced risk to British nationals” following the rollout of the vaccine.
The full list of countries for which FCDO has relaxed its travel advice is: Algeria; Armenia; Bangladesh; Belarus; Benign; Comoros; Tokelau and Niue; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Fiji; Gambia; Guinea; Kazakhstan; Kiribati; Kosovo; Liberia and Madagascar.
The others are, Malaysia; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Nauru; Sao Tome and Principe ; Senegal; The Solomon Islands; Go; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Congolese; America Samoa; French Polynesia; and Ghana.