UK to ban travellers from South America and Portugal from Friday

Measure is aimed at preventing new Brazilian Covid variant reaching countryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTravellers from South America and Portugal will be banned from arriving in the UK from Friday morning as a precautionary measure aimed at preventing the new Brazilian Covid variant from reaching the country, the government has announced.The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, said arrivals from more than a dozen countries including Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia and Peru would be halted. He said Portugal had been included because of its close travel links with Brazil. Continue reading...

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