Covid: Ambassador to the UK is managing Colombia’s exit from the red list – government – politics

Because of the pandemic, people these days traveling from Colombia to the UK have to do so quarantine Several days in a hotel paid for by the traveler.

The British government has decided, since last October 7, that Colombia, along with six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, remain on its red list. restrictions International travel.

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For this reason the Colombian ambassador to the United Kingdom, Antonio Jose Ardella It’s doing all the negotiations with that government to ensure that our country is excluded from that list, or traffic light, that is set up for COVID issues.

Since the beginning of the traffic light system, the diplomatic mission of Colombia to the United Kingdom He spared no effort Ardella said through a statement.

Antonio José Ardella, Colombia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom.

“Despite the positive results of the Colombian government in reducing infections and mass vaccination in our territory, the British government has additional criteria for determining whether a country remains in red list. And in our case, it took careful note of the WHO’s classification as an “interesting variant” of the mu variant – which was first discovered in Colombia -“, he pointed out.

He explained that the British health authorities greatly appreciate this risk level Import this variant.

However, working together – which reflects the excellent spirit of our bilateral relationship – Two governments are working He added, “The formation of a bilateral scientific committee will allow the exchange of information.”

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Ambassador Ardella was confident that this mechanism “give positive results As soon as possible”.

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