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Government extends travel ban across southern Africa

Sunday, 07 Jan, 2021 0

The government has extended its travel ban from a number of southern African destinations – including the Seychelles and Mauritius – to combat the spread of the new Covid strain initially detected in South Africa.

Anyone travelling from the Indian Ocean islands, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique and Angola will be prevented from entering England from 4am on Saturday.

The ban, which was already in place for South Africa, does not apply to UK and Ireland nationals, longer-term visa holders and permanent residents who will all have to quarantine for 10 days on arrival.

Israel, Mauritius, Seychelles and Botswana have also been removed from the travel corridor

 The ban will initially last for two weeks while scientific data is reviewed.

"The government has responded swiftly to new evidence showing an urgent need to halt travel from all southern African countries to help prevent the spread of a new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa," the Department for Transport said.


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