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UK Bans Visas for Patients with TB.

The UK Government requires a medical screening for tuberculosis (TB) to those visa applicants who wants to stay in Britain for more than six months including those children who are more than 11 years of age. This was made compulsory after high incidence of the disease was identified and reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

All those applicants must pay around $70 as the medical examination fee to test for TB and if they are infected they can cure it and can apply for the visas.

This was announced by the UK boarder agency.
"The introduction of pre-screening comes as recent figures showed that there were over 9,000 new cases of TB in the UK in 2011, a 5 per cent increase on 2010. The programme is targeted at migrants after research showed non-UK born people accounted for three quarters of all new TB cases diagnosed - 20 times higher than in the UK born population.

The UK Border Agency will build on existing pre-screening undertaken by international partners including the USA, Canada and Australia. The costs of screening and subsequent treatment will be met by those people applying to come into the UK.
"Monday 10 June 2013, a number of minor changes to the Immigration Rules have been published which will come into force on 1 July 2013."

In the new statement:
"Tuberculosis screening is now required in more countries including:

The UK Border Agency will build on existing pre-screening undertaken by international partners including the USA, Canada and
Australia. The costs of screening and subsequent treatment will be met by those people applying to come into the UK.

Please monitor this website for further information. The countries that are currently covered by the pre-screening pilot are:


Bangladesh		Burkina Faso			Cambodia

Cote D'Ivoire		Eritrea				Ghana

Kenya			Laos				Niger

Pakistan		Somalia				Sudan

Tanzania		Thailand			Togo    

The additional countries that will be covered by the pre-screening pilot are:


Afghanistan			Angola			Bhutan

Bolivia				Botswana		Burma

Burundi				Cameroon		Cape Verdi

Central African Rep		Chad			China

China, Hong Kong SAR		China, Macau		Congo

Congo Dem Rep Zaire		Djibouti		Ecuador

Equatorial Guinea		Ethiopia		Gabon

Gambia				Guinea			Guinea-Bissau

Guyana				Haiti			India

Indonesia			Kazakhstan		Kiribati

Korea Dem People		Korea Rep of		Kyrgyzstan

Lesotho				Liberia			Madagascar

Malawi				Malaysia		Mali

Mauritania			Micronesia		Moldova

Mongolia			Morocco			Mozambique

Namibia				Nepal			Nigeria

Papua New Guinea		Peru			Philippines

Russian Federation		Rwanda			Senegal

Sao Tome and Prince		Sierra Leone		Solomon Islands

South Africa			Suriname		Swaziland

Tajikistan			Timorleste		Tuvalu

Uganda				Ukraine			Uzbekistan

Vietnam				Zambia			Zimbabwe

Source: UK Home office

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