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Some countries are subject to mandatory TB testing

18 March 2010

Applicants for UK visas valid for longer than six months in certain countries now require a certificate to show that they are free from infectious pulmonary tuberculosis (TB).

The Home Office has implemented a programme to screen applicants who wish enter the UK for more than six months for tuberculosis. Mandatory testing has begun in the following countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • Ghana (which also takes applications from Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo and Niger)
  • Kenya (which also take applications from residents of Eritrea, Somalia Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania)
  • Pakistan
  • Sudan
  • Thailand (which also takes applications from Cambodia and Laos).


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