Vacationers from a number of southern African international locations have been banned from coming into England in an try and cease the unfold of a brand new variant of Covid-19.
Whereas arrivals from South Africa have been banned for a number of weeks, they’ve now been expanded to incorporate vacationers from Namibia, Zimbabwe, Angola and Botswana.
The island nations Mauritius and Seychelles can even be affected
The rule will go into impact tomorrow, however there will probably be an exemption for British and Irish residents.
They must comply with present quarantine procedures, isolating themselves for ten days upon arrival.
The ban on UK guests from South Africa started on December 24.
The most recent restriction launched by the Division of Transport additionally impacts vacationers arriving from Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho and Mozambique.
Most flights from the affected international locations arrive at England’s airports, although the coverage is predicted to be formally adopted by the opposite UK nations.
The measures will probably be in impact for an preliminary interval of two weeks.
Botswana and the islands of Seychelles and Mauritius will probably be faraway from the UK’s secure journey corridors record as there’s a excessive frequency of journey between the islands and South Africa.