France, Spain, Italy, England and others in the EU are not asking for
The cascade of country restrictions began Thursday night when the UK announced it would temporarily suspend flights from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini.
Singapore has opted to ban entry to all non-residents from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, while returning nationals and permanent residents from any of these countries will be required to spend 10 days at home. Malaysia has also taken similar measures.
Meanwhile, Germany plans to declare South Africa a “virus variant area” as of Friday night, which will mean that airlines will only be able to enter from the country to repatriate German nationals.
The United States will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries as of Monday. Following advice from Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Biden administration will restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.
More contagions and new restrictions in Europe
The UK has a two-tier system for international travel: a “red list” of countries and territories and a “rest of the world” list. If you have to follow the “red list” rules, you must do so whether you are fully vaccinated or not.
In order for you to enjoy your stay as much as possible, we recommend that you organize your next trip ahead of time and check all the important services and places. In order to ensure that we all do our bit to travel responsibly and take care of the environment, we have prepared some general points to help you organize your trip when you are allowed to travel again:
Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments in UK hospitals deal with serious emergencies. If you need help or medical attention in a non-life-threatening situation, you can call 111 to access the NHS 111 service.
Foreign travelers may have to pay for hospital care. We strongly recommend that you make sure you have an adequate insurance policy before traveling. There will be no charge for coronavirus testing and treatment.
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Travelers will no longer be required to complete the passenger tracing form for arrivals in the UK and unvaccinated travelers will not need to be tested pre-trip, nor on day 2 upon arrival. In addition, it will not be necessary to present a vaccination schedule for entry.
Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid, said that they will continue to monitor and track possible new variants and maintain a stockpile of measures that can be implemented quickly, should the need arise.
Restrictions deal blow to european tourism
London, Sep 17 (EFE) – The British government will simplify its travel restrictions and eliminate from Oct. 4 the pre-departure test for vaccinated travelers from low-risk countries, in line with measures to boost international mobility demanded by airlines and the tourism industry.
The red list, which includes most of Latin America, parts of Africa and Asia, among others, will be maintained. Only travelers of British nationality or with a residence permit in the United Kingdom who have been in one of these territories in the ten days prior to their departure will be allowed to enter.
The CEO of British airline easyJet, Johan Lundgren, welcomed the “step forward” taken by the UK, which “will make it significantly easier for people with the full vaccination pattern to travel in Europe” and “open up flights again for many British consumers”.
British Airways CEO Sean Doyle welcomed that the measures announced “will allow British travelers to take advantage of (the UK’s) world-leading vaccination program and will finally give customers and businesses the confidence to book the travel they have been waiting for”.