Editor’s Be aware — This record was present as of 9.30 a.m. ET on December 22.
The brand new variant found within the UK prompted authorities to impose a Tier 4 lockdown in London and southeast England and tighten restrictions for all of England over the festive interval.
Because the UK lockdown was introduced on Saturday, over 40 international locations in Europe, Asia, South America, the Caribbean and the Center East have restricted journey from the UK and in some circumstances, additionally journey from different international locations which have documented circumstances with the variant.
The variant has additionally been detected in Denmark, the Netherlands and Australia, based on the World Well being Group. In South Africa, a special coronavirus variant has been reported, the WHO’s technical lead for Covid-19, Maria van Kerkhove, stated Monday.
The UK International, Commonwealth and Improvement Workplace (FCDO) is working to assist British nationals affected by the journey disruptions attributable to the brand new restrictions, which have lower off UK vacationers from a lot of Europe and different components of the world.
The US had not issued a ban on journey from the UK as of Thursday morning. Nonetheless, New York Mayor Invoice de Blasio introduced on Wednesday that UK vacationers arriving within the metropolis might be required to quarantine or face a each day $1,000 tremendous.
The transfer comes days after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo referred to as for both a ban on journey from the UK or necessary testing of passengers, whereas airways Delta, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic agreed to a testing mandate for passengers boarding flights between the UK and New York Metropolis.
Vacationers carrying a face masks or protecting stand at check-in desks at Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport in London on December 21 as a string of nations around the globe banned travellers arriving from the UK.
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US Assistant Secretary for Well being Admiral Brett Giroir advised CNN that as of Monday morning, there weren’t plans for US restrictions on journey to or from the UK due to the brand new coronavirus variant, however “every thing is feasible, we simply must put every thing on the desk, have an open scientific dialogue and make a greatest advice.”
“CDC is following the scenario carefully and actively assessing the implications of the brand new variant and response choices with respect to worldwide journey,” based on a press release from the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
COUNTRIES BANNING TRAVEL
In response to a joint assertion printed Sunday by the Argentinian Well being and Inside Ministries, Argentina was to permit just one extra flight from Britain to land on the worldwide airport in Buenos Aires on Monday morning. Later flights have been canceled.
From December 23 to 31, solely residents of Belgium might be allowed to enter the nation. Non-residents can enter from January 1, supplied they provide proof of a adverse Covid-19 take a look at taken not more than 48 hours previous to their arrival .
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov convened a working assembly on Sunday with members of his Cupboard in response to the brand new variant, throughout which it was determined to briefly droop air journey between Bulgaria and the UK beginning Monday till January 31, 2021, his workplace stated.
Canada is among the many nations placing a short lived ban on journey from the UK.
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Brazil has positioned a short lived ban, which can come into impact on Friday, on all flights originating from the UK or passing via. Foreigners who’ve been within the UK in the course of the previous 14 days are all blocked from coming into the South American nation.
Canada has prolonged its ban on passenger journey from the UK till January 6, 2021. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the information in a press convention on Wednesday. The measure was initially put in place for at the least 72 hours starting midnight Sunday.
The Chilean authorities introduced that each one flights to and from the UK might be suspended starting on Tuesday, and that vacationers who’ve been to the UK prior to now 14 days must self-quarantine.
China is suspending direct flights to and from the UK from Thursday. The announcement was made by International Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin, who stated officers had been taking “reference from different international locations.”
Colombian President Ivan Duque introduced that each one flights between Colombia and the UK might be suspended, beginning on Monday. Vacationers who’ve been to the UK prior to now 14 days will even must self-quarantine upon coming into Colombia, Duque advised reporters.
The Czech authorities was halting flights from the UK as of 6 a.m. ET Monday in response to the brand new variant of the coronavirus within the UK, a authorities assertion stated.
Denmark has briefly banned air journey from the UK for 48 hours. Transport Minister Benny Engelbrecht stated Denmark is “in a really severe scenario” with widespread an infection all through the nation. “The mutated Covid-19 virus, which has unfold quickly in London and different components of England,” may make it more durable to manage the an infection. The ban is in impact via December 23.
The Dominican Republic has suspended all “aerial operations” between the island and the UK beginning Monday till January 10. All different operations reminiscent of emergency flights, cargo and airmail is not going to be affected by the mandate.
El Salvador is banning anybody coming into the nation from the UK and South Africa.
The federal government of Estonia introduced a suspension of air visitors between Estonia and the UK on Sunday, which can final till the top of the yr.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex has eased restrictions days after saying a 48-hour ban on the motion of individuals from the UK to France beginning Sunday evening and making use of to all strategies of transport. Freight drivers and a few passengers will now be allowed to enter if they will present proof of a adverse Covid take a look at taken lower than 72 hours earlier than departure.
The German authorities in Berlin (above) is limiting journey from the UK.
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The German authorities is limiting journey to and from the UK and South Africa due to the brand new coronavirus variant.
Grenada has suspended all flights to and from the UK till additional discover. Moreover, anybody who has been within the UK throughout the previous 14 days is not going to be allowed entry into the nation.
In Guatemala, well being authorities introduced on Monday vacationers from the UK are prohibited from coming into the nation because of the new variant of Covid-19 detected. Guatemala’s Well being Minister stated additional particulars on the brand new restrictions for vacationers from the UK might be introduced Wednesday.
Hong Kong will ban all passengers who stayed in the UK for greater than two hours prior to now 14 days from arriving within the metropolis beginning Tuesday, Secretary for Meals and Well being Sophia Chan stated throughout a Monday press convention.
Flights between India and the UK are suspended till the top of 2020, the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation stated on Monday. Passengers arriving in India from the UK earlier than December 22 are required to take a compulsory RT-PCR take a look at.
Iran introduced the suspension of flights to and from the UK for 2 weeks on Sunday.
Israel’s authorities has banned flights from the UK, Denmark and South Africa.
Italy is suspending flights between the nation and the UK due to the brand new coronavirus variant recognized in England, Italian Minister for International Affairs Luigi Di Maio introduced on Sunday.
Jamaica has banned all flights coming from the UK till January 4, though these attributable to arrive Tuesday might be accepted, the Ministry of Well being and Wellness has stated. Passengers on these flights might be PCR examined on arrival and quarantined for at the least 48 hours in authorities lodging. These testing adverse will obtain armbands to finish a 14-day quarantine at residence. These testing optimistic might be quarantined by the state till their restoration.
The federal government has determined to droop all direct and oblique (transit) passenger flights from the UK beginning Monday and lasting via January 3, 2021, based on a press release from Jordanian Authorities Spokesman and Minister of State for Media Affairs Ali Al-Ayed.
Kuwait has suspended flights arriving from the UK beginning Monday.
Latvia has suspended journey to and from the UK from December 21 to January 1, the Latvian Ministry of Transportation introduced in a press release on Sunday.
Fights from the UK might be suspended, Lithuania’s prime minister tweeted.
Luxembourg has briefly suspended flights from the UK after a brand new variant of coronavirus was discovered there, based on a authorities assertion Sunday.
Morocco suspended flights to and from the UK beginning Sunday evening (December 20), Morocco State Information Company (MAP) reported.
The Netherlands will ban all passenger flights coming from the UK.
The Prime Minister of North Macedonia has introduced that flight restrictions to the UK might be unveiled imminently.
Oman will shut down its air, sea and land borders beginning Tuesday, December 22, for one week to watch the brand new variant of coronavirus reported by the UK, Oman state information company reported.
Pakistan is suspending direct or oblique journey from the UK into the nation.
In response to a press release launched by the Pakistan Aviation Ministry the suspension might be in impact from December 23-30. Repatriation flights to the UK can be found, nevertheless. The ban might be reviewed December 28.
Beginning at 11:59pm ET on Monday, Panama will briefly droop the doorway of people that have stayed or transited within the UK or South Africa prior to now 20 days.
Peruvian President Francisco Sagasti introduced a ban on flights coming from Europe for 2 weeks as a safety measure. He additionally introduced a ban on foreigners coming to Peru if they’ve been within the UK for the final two weeks.
Flights to and from the UK have been suspended till at the least January 6.
Republic of Eire
The federal government for the Republic of Eire has prolonged its ban on flights from Britain till December 31. The non permanent measure was initially put in place for 2 days from Sunday.
Russia is becoming a member of the ban on flights to and from the UK.
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Russia is suspending flights to and from the UK for per week beginning at midnight Moscow time on December 22, state-run information company RIA Novosti reported, citing Russian coronavirus response headquarters.
Beginning Monday, all worldwide flights are suspended for seven days — besides in distinctive circumstances, Saudi Arabia’s Normal Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has introduced. The non permanent ban could be prolonged for one more week.
Spain’s authorities, in coordination with Portugal, will refuse entry to vacationers from the UK beginning Tuesday, Spain’s La Moncloa introduced Monday afternoon. Spanish residents and residents are exempt. The federal government additionally introduced it’s going to reinforce border controls at Gibraltar.
Sweden has amended its entry ban on journey from the UK to permit residents to return to the nation. The Swedish authorities launched a press release on Wednesday, which confirmed that those that stay and work in Sweden might be exempt, together with those that must journey for “pressing household causes.” All different passenger from the UK are blocked from coming into till January 21.
Switzerland has issued a basic entry ban for foreigners arriving from Nice Britain or South Africa, in addition to a retroactive quarantine following discovery of a brand new, extra contagious pressure of the coronavirus in Nice Britain and South Africa.
Tunisia has suspended flights to and from the UK, Australia and South Africa following the emergence of a brand new variant of coronavirus, the nation’s Ministry of Transport and Logistics introduced Monday. Vacationers who’ve lately resided or handed via these international locations is not going to be allowed into Tunisia. The suspension goes into impact Monday and can final till additional discover, the ministry stated in a press release.
Turkey has banned flights from the UK, South Africa, the Netherlands and Denmark, the nation’s state-owned Anadolu Company reported late Sunday.
COUNTRIES IMPOSING RESTRICTIONS
President Lenin Moreno introduced that guests coming from the UK, Australia, South Africa and the EU want to indicate adverse PCR take a look at outcomes taken 10 days previous to arriving within the nation. They have to additionally take an antibody take a look at that might be supplied at worldwide airports, and should isolate for 5 days on arrival. Non-residents should isolate in motels chosen by the native authorities.
Greece has imposed a seven-day quarantine for all vacationers arriving from the UK beginning December 22, the Greek Civil Safety division introduced Sunday. Moreover, all passengers coming from the UK might be examined on arrival (they have to additionally current a adverse PCR take a look at carried out throughout the final 72 hours). If the results of the take a look at on arrival is adverse, you have to nonetheless quarantine for seven days. If optimistic, you have to quarantine till suggested in any other case by the authorities.
No particular person who has been within the UK prior to now 14 days can enter Mauritius, as of December 21. The ban might be reviewed on December 31.
From December 21 to January 4, no non-resident nationals who’ve been within the UK since December 7 might be allowed entry. Residents who’ve been within the UK since December 7 should get approval from the Paraguayan authorities to enter the nation, and should current a adverse PCR take a look at taken inside 72 hours of arrival. They have to then quarantine for 10 days in government-provided lodging or a ‘well being lodge’.
Individuals already in Paraguay, who got here from the UK between December 14-21, should isolate at residence for seven days from their arrival date.
Portugal has imposed restrictions on flights from the UK. Solely Portuguese nationals might be allowed to journey, they usually should have a adverse Covid-19 take a look at, based on the nation’s Inside Minister.
Spain introduced it’s reinforcing airports to confirm PCR assessments for individuals arriving from the UK, based on a tweet from the federal government on Sunday.
Trinidad and Tobago
The Ministry of Well being of Trinidad and Tobago up to date well being protocols on Monday for vacationers coming into the islands from the UK because of the new variant. The brand new steerage for UK vacationers updates the variety of necessary quarantine days in a “state supervised facility” from 7 to 14.
British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airways have agreed to check all passengers earlier than they enter New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced Monday. Moreover, Virgin Atlantic would require proof of a adverse Covid-19 take a look at for all passengers touring from London to wherever in the US beginning December 24, the corporate stated in a press release.
CNN’s Julia Buckley, Elizabeth Cohen, Mitchell McCluskey, Larry Register and Jaide Timm-Garcia contributed to this report.