EU states to restrict travel to and from the UK and South Africa due to the new Covid-19 strain.
Germany, France and Ireland are the latest to have suspended travel, announcing the move shortly after Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium made similar decisions.
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A spokesperson for the German government said on Sunday afternoon that the country was working on a regulation to restrict travel from Britain to protect the country from the new coronavirus variant.
Several countries have so far introduced travel bans from Britain following the discovery of a new variant of coronavirus in the UK that is up to 70 per cent more transmissible than the original.
The Dutch government’s travel ban came into force at 6 am local time on Sunday, and this ban will remain in place until January 1. In a statement, the Dutch health ministry said:
Similarly, air travel between Belgium & the UK will be prohibited from tonight for a minimum 24-hour period, and there will be strict checks along the border.