International airlines rush thousands of British citizens from Pakistan to avoid joining UK’s ‘red list’ of high-risk nations

SourceGulf Today
SectorTransport
CountryGulf

As the deadline approaches, more planes are being brought in – with airlines from Bulgaria, Iceland and Spain joining the airlift. Gulf Today Report Planespotters in the Birmingham area have never seen anything like it: a fleet of Polish-registered Boeing 737s flying from Islamabad via Moscow to the West Midlands. The trio of Enter Air planes making for Birmingham airport from the Pakistani capital are among the many unusual aircraft movements bringing British citizens to the UK before 4am on Friday. That is the moment when Pakistan — and three other nations — join the UK’s “red list” of high-risk countries. READ MORE Abu Dhabi approves preventive measures during Ramadan UAE registers 2,112 new COVID-19 cases 3 deaths in 24 hours A traveller arriving after the deadline will need to pay £1,750 for 11 nights of hotel quarantine. Before 4am on Friday they can simply travel home by public ...read more...