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Germany to ban most travel from South Africa over new COVID-19 variant

The new rules, starting Friday night, will affect South Africa and "probably neighbouring nations", Spahn said, with only German nationals allowed entry. They must quarantine 14 days upon arrival even if vaccinated.

November 26, 2021 / 03:11 PM IST
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Rank 4 | Germany | 2020 brand value: $3,813 billion | Fall in brand value: 21.5 percent (Image: Reuters)

Germany will ban most travel from South Africa to halt the spread of a new Covid-19 variant with a large number of mutations, acting Health Minister Jens Spahn said Friday.

The new rules, starting Friday night, will affect South Africa and "probably neighbouring nations", Spahn said, with only German nationals allowed entry. They must quarantine 14 days upon arrival even if vaccinated.

"The last thing we need now is an introduced new variant that causes even more problems," Spahn said.

AFP
first published: Nov 26, 2021 03:11 pm

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