Travellers from plenty of international locations in southern Africa have been banned from coming into England on an try to cease the unfold of a brand new variant of Covid-19.
Whereas arrivals from South Africa have been banned for some weeks, this has now been expanded to incorporate travellers from Namibia, Zimbabwe, Angola and Botswana.
Island nations Mauritius and Seychelles may even be affected
The rule will take impact tomorrow however there will probably be an exemption for British and Irish nationals.
They might want to observe present quarantine procedures, isolating for ten days on arrival.
A ban by guests to the UK from South Africa began on December twenty fourth.
The newest restriction introduced in by the Division for Transport additionally impacts travellers arriving from Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho and Mozambique.
Most flights from the affected international locations arrive at airports in England, though it’s anticipated the coverage will probably be formally adopted by the opposite UK nations.
The measures will probably be in place for an preliminary interval of two weeks.
Botswana, and the islands of Seychelles and Mauritius, are being faraway from the UK record of protected journey corridors as there’s a excessive frequency of journey between the islands and South Africa.