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Belgium has imposed a ban on entry to South Africa due to a new virus variant, other countries are also taking measures

Belgium has imposed a ban on entry to South Africa due to a new virus variant, other countries are also taking measures

Germany It introduces a ban on entry to South Africa as of today. Airlines are only allowed to fly German citizens to Germany. They must be quarantined for 14 days of arrival, regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated. The measure may also apply to countries neighboring South Africa. Austria Similar action was taken.

Italy employment Czech Republic An entry ban was imposed on anyone who had visited South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Swaziland in a 14-day period.

Moreover Holland It offers entry bans from several countries in South Africa as of today. Only Dutch citizens and residents of the European Union are welcome. Our northern neighbors also offer a quarantine commitment and a double-test commitment for those who return a different way.

France All flights to and from various countries in South Africa are cancelled. People who have returned from South Africa in the past 14 days should present themselves for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test as soon as possible.

Countries outside the European Union have already taken measures. He. She United kingdom Already yesterday I decided to ban all flights from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland from today. Anyone coming to the UK from those countries should be quarantined in any other way.

Moreover Israel takes measures. No person who is not a resident of Israel and who comes from South Africa or one of its neighboring countries is allowed to enter Israel. Additional quarantine and testing requirements also apply to returning travelers.

South Africa is unhappy with the travel restrictions. According to the South African government, these are completely against the rules and standards of the World Health Organization. She acknowledges that the research indicates that the new variant is indeed more contagious than the already contagious delta variant.

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