Travel restrictions for South Africa as countries ban entry over Covid-19 variant. What options do you have?
A number of countries have announced travel bans to and from South Africa, citing fears of the new Covid-19 variant discovered in the country.
At the end of December, the UK’s Health and Social Care secretary Matt Hancock moved to ban travel between the two countries, citing the second variant as a key concern.
This week Denmark said that it has also include South Africa on its list of ‘banned countries’. “The entry ban for foreigners who do not reside in Denmark and travel from South Africa is in place from 6 January 2021 until and including 17 January 2021,” it said.
Other countries which currently have restrictions in place on South Africa include Israel and Turkey.
Countries such as the Netherlands and Ireland had originally blocked travel but are now allowing South African travelers limited access provided they provide a negative PCR test on arrival.
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