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Nations impose UK travel ban
amid new coronavirus variant

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Nations impose UK travel ban amid new coronavirus variant

A growing number of worldwide countries have temporarily closed their borders to arrivals from the UK after it reported a more-infectious variant of coronavirus. UK government officials have reported that the new variant has spread quickly through London and the South East of England. Whilst top health officials stated there is no current evidence that the new variant was more deadly, it is proving to be up to 70% more transmissible.

In reaction to the news, a growing number of countries are imposing travel bans on the UK. Please find the most current information below:

  • Argentina
    All flights from the UK suspended temporarily.
  • Belgium
    All flights from the UK suspended for at least 24 hours from midnight on 20th December.
  • Bulgaria
    All flights to and from the UK suspended from midnight 20th December until January 31st.
  • Canada
    All UK flights suspended for at least 72 hours from 20th December.
  • Chile
    All flights from the UK suspended temporarily from 22nd December.
  • Colombia
    All flights to the UK suspended.
  • Croatia
    All passenger air traffic from the UK suspended for 48 hours from 20th December.
  • Denmark
    All flights from the UK suspended for 48 hours starting 21st December at 09:00 GMT.
  • El Salvador
    President Nayib Bukele stated anyone who had been in the UK or South Africa in the past 30 days will not be allowed to enter the country.
  • Estonia
    All flights from the UK suspended temporarily.
  • Finland
    All flights from the UK suspended for at least two weeks from 20th December.
  • France
    All travel from the UK is banned for 48 hours from 21st December, including journeys “related to goods transport by road, air, sea or rail”.
  • Germany
    All air links with the UK suspended from midnight on 20th December, with the ban initially lasting until December 31st. Cargo flights will be exempt.
  • Hong Kong
    All flights from the UK suspended.
  • India
    All flights from the UK suspended from 21st December until 31st December.
  • Italy
    All flights from Great Britain suspended and the “entry into Italy of people who have stayed there during the last 14 days”. The new strain has been found in one person in Italy who recently returned from the UK.
  • Iran
    All flights from the UK suspended for two weeks from 21st December.
  • Ireland
    All flights from the UK suspended from midnight 20th December for at least 48 hours.
  • Israel
    Banning entry to foreign citizens travelling from the UK, Denmark and South Africa.
  • Kuwait
    Has added the UK to a list of “high-risk” nations and suspended all flights from the UK.
  • Latvia
    All flights from the UK suspended temporarily
  • Lithuania
    All flights from the UK suspended temporarily
  • Morocco
    All flights to the UK suspended from 20th December.
  • Netherlands
    All passenger flights from the UK suspended until 1st January. Ferry passengers are also banned.
  • Norway
    All flights from Great Britain suspended for 48 hours from 21st December.
  • Poland
    All flights from the UK suspended from 21st December.
  • Portugal
    All flights from Great Britain suspended indefinitley. 
  • Romania
    All flights to and from the UK suspended for two weeks from 21st December.
  • Russia
    All UK air traffic suspended for a week from 22nd December. 
  • Spain
    All flights from the UK suspended from 22nd December (those carrying Spanish citizens and residents excluded)
  • Sweden
    All incoming traffic from UK and Denmark suspended.
  • Switzerland
    All flights from the UK suspended until further notice.
  • Turkey
    All flights from the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands and South Africa will be suspended.

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