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UK Bans Arrivals From 16 Countries Over New Strain

UK Bans Arrivals From 16 Countries Over New Strain

How Will The Ban Affect Travelers? The UK government’s decision to ban arrivals from South America and Portugal represents one of the most significant blanket travel bans imposed by the country since the start of the pandemic. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the ban on Thursday January 14, outlining that it would extend to all […]

Philippines Bans Flights From 20 Countries Over Fears Of New Virus Strain

Philippines Bans Flights From 20 Countries Over Fears Of New Virus Strain

The Travel Ban – Which Travelers Does It Effect? The ban issued by the Philippines applies to twenty different countries that span several different continents. The countries are Australia, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Each of […]

New coronavirus strain may force travel back into hibernation

New coronavirus strain may force travel back into hibernation

It has been just over nine months since the novel coronavirus was first declared a pandemic, and despite the arrival of promising vaccines and an undeniable sense of pandemic fatigue, travel seems to be slipping back into hibernation. Sure, there has been an uptick in travel during the northern summer season, particularly in Europe and […]

New Strain of COVID In Canada Could Shut Down Inter-Provincial Travel

New Strain of COVID In Canada Could Shut Down Inter-Provincial Travel

“The cases are a couple from Durham with no known travel history, exposure or high-risk contacts,” said Barbara Yaffe, acting chief medical officer for Ontario. The Canadian Government had already suspended flights from the UK until at least January 6th as the new variant spreads across Britain.  Source link

UK Imposes South Africa Travel Ban Due To New Virus Strain

UK Imposes South Africa Travel Ban Due To New Virus Strain

According to the British Health Secretary Matt Hancock, it is more transmissible than the strain that has seen many countries close their borders to the UK, and cases have already been detected in the UK. South Africa’s daily Covid-19 case numbers have risen once more towards the 10,000 figure, a figure that has largely been […]

More Countries Ban UK Due To New Virus Strain

More Countries Ban UK Due To New Virus Strain

The emergence of a new strain of COVID-19 in England has prompted several European countries to ban flights arriving from the UK, causing travel chaos as the Christmas holiday period begins. The flight cancellations and travel restrictions come as Europe prepares for a Christmas in lockdown, with most countries discouraging travel over the holiday period […]

Netherlands Blocks UK Flights As More Infectious Strain of Virus Spreads

Netherlands Blocks UK Flights As More Infectious Strain of Virus Spreads

Scientists are yet to test the new mutation fully, but they don’t expect it to be more severe or resistant to the vaccines available, so it is unlikely to affect any future vaccine-related travel allowances. However, the response of the Netherlands might be one that’s followed by other countries close to the UK – cutting […]

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