The African countries affected by the European Commission’s decision are seven: South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini. The variant, first detected in South Africa, is causing a series of reactions worldwide. So far, cases have been observed in South Africa, Botswana, Israel, Hong Kong and Belgium (the first in Europe).
The Netherlands has banned the entry of flights from the territory, but some 600 passengers have arrived in Amsterdam East from South Africa and have had to undergo tests. In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro said he will take “rational measures” in the face of the appearance of a new variant of the coronavirus, although he has again spoken out against social isolation measures.In Canada, all residents arriving in the country will have to undergo a coronavirus test and then spend 14 days in quarantine. Rwanda, meanwhile, will reinstate a 24-hour quarantine for all arriving visitors as of November 28. Ireland has announced that quarantine will be mandatory for anyone traveling from African countries.
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It is also important to find out about the health coverage of the country of destination and our health insurance. It is also important to seek advice on what food to eat or what hygiene measures to take.
Africa is a continent with a wide diversity of fauna, landscapes, traditions and customs. The contrasts from rural areas to urban areas are remarkable, you can go from a place full of vegetation to large deserts. Special care should be taken with the origin of food and drink.
The recommended vaccinations are those that are recommended because of the probability of contracting the disease in the country of destination. Africa, with its diversity of countries, recommends vaccination against poliomyelitis, yellow fever (for those older than 9 months), tetanus-diphtheria, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, cholera or meningococcal meningitis (in some countries such as Libya).
The information provided by this medium can in no way replace a direct medical care service, nor should it be used for the purpose of making a diagnosis, or choosing a treatment in particular cases.
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“To take to the next Council of Ministers an agreement to restrict flights from South Africa and Botswana, and also from other countries, but in principle these two. And we are also going to adopt the requirement for high-risk countries not only to be vaccinated, but also to have an antigen and PCR test”, the minister assured on TVE.
France has suspended Friday flights from Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Eswatini (former Swaziland) immediately and for at least 48 hours after the discovery of a new and worrying variant of the coronavirus.
“These measures seek to protect against the arrival of this virus,” said Health Minister Olivier Véran, who recalled that it is a new variant that spreads rapidly but that for the moment there are few cases.
For its part, the Dutch government has also decided this Friday to suspend all flights from southern African countries, although in this case, without detailing the duration of this suspension of air traffic.
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If you are a citizen of another country and want to travel to South Africa, then you need a visa. The “visitor” visa is for international travelers permanently residing outside South Africa. It is also for those who wish to visit the country on a more temporary basis for tourism or business purposes. But it does not last forever. Once you get it, the visa is valid for no more than 90 days.
So, now you are in the country. While you are here, the visa is considered a visitor’s permit. The period of validity of the permit is counted from the date you arrived and will be stated under the heading “conditions” on the visa label.
It is important to make sure you apply for the correct visa or permit. Otherwise, entry into the country may be refused if the purpose of the visit is not stated correctly.
Depending on where you are from, visa requirements differ from country to country and are subject to change. Each application is treated as an individual case, so you should inquire at the nearest South African consulate or mission abroad or any Department of Home Affairs office to see if you are even supposed to apply for a visa.