VIRUS-UK-TRAVEL - COVID-19: UK travel ban on South America, Portugal over new variant fears By Aditi Khanna
Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.
London, Jan 14 (PTI) Travel to the UK from anywhere in South America, as well as Portugal, has been banned due to fears over a new coronavirus variant first identified in Brazil.
The UK government's COVID-19 operations committee met on Thursday to discuss the issue of the Brazilian variant and announced that the ban on travellers from these countries will come into effect from 4 am on Friday.
"I've taken the urgent decision to ban arrivals from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colo ...