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United Kingdom hit by third case of Omicron

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

UK hit by third case of Omicron as traveller from southern Africa tests positive
A third case of the Omicron Covid-19 variant has been identified in the UK. The person tested positive after travelling to Britain from southern Africa where the variant originated.
The individual is no longer in the United Kingdom, but the UK Health Security Agency is carrying out urgent testing in areas they visited when they were likely to have been infectious.
This includes Westminster in central London, officials said.
Dr Jenny Harries, UKHSA chief executive, has since warned it is “very likely” further...
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UK: Travel alert set to be introduced to curb Omicron

UK: Travel alert set to be introduced to curb Omicron

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

The new travel changes are set to be introduced in a bid to fight the spread of the Omicron Covid variant.
The new measures include a PCR test on day two for Covid-19 for travellers who have arrived in the UK as well as mandatory self-isolation until they get a negative result.
Anyone who will be in contact with someone infected with the super strain will also need to isolate for ten days regardless of their vaccination status.
On Saturday Boris Johnson revealed the new plan to battle the mutant Covid-19 variant which included the return of face masks and changes in travelling.
Speaking at...
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Omicron variant spread fears as 13 passengers from South Africa test positive in Amsterdam

Omicron variant spread fears as 13 passengers from South Africa test positive in Amsterdam

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

New Omicron variant spread fears as 13 passengers on flight from South Africa test positive in Amsterdam. At least thirteen people have tested positive for the Omicron Covid variant after landing in Amsterdam on a flight from South Africa.
The Dutch health authorities have confirmed 61 passengers are quarantining as they are infected with the coronavirus with at least 13 cases of the new super strain - but officials fear it is just the “tip of the iceberg”.
The National Institute for Public Health said that the Omicron variant has so far been identified in 13 of the positive tests. The...
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Omicron: Spain banned all unvaccinated Brits from Wednesday

Omicron: Spain banned all unvaccinated Brits from Wednesday

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Spain has banned all unvaccinated Brits from entering the country from Wednesday in a bid to contain a new strain of coronavirus. It comes as a massive blow to British holidaymakers who plan to jet off for some well-deserved sunshine this winter.
Until now, Britons could enter Spain by showing a negative PCR test result taken up to 72 hours before arriving, but from 1 December they will also need proof of a Covid-19 vaccination.
The British tourists will be admitted to Spain only if they can show proof of vaccination, according to a Spanish government bulletin published on Saturday as the...
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United Airlines monitoring Omicron variant-driven restrictions

United Airlines monitoring Omicron variant-driven restrictions

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tour World

Officials with United Airlines say that new travel restrictions imposed on flights to several African nations have not yet led to any adjustments to the airline's schedule with the company set to operate new flights to those countries in coming days.
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Travel firms scramble to rearrange holidays amid new COVID measures

Travel firms scramble to rearrange holidays amid new COVID measures

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tour World

Tour operators are scrambling to rearrange Swiss skiing holidays after the country joined Spain in tightening travel restrictions amid rising concerns about the spread of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.
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Qatar Airways Announces Flight Restrictions from Southern African Countries

Qatar Airways Announces Flight Restrictions from Southern African Countries

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tour World

Due to the recent emergence of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, and with immediate effect, Qatar Airways will no longer be accepting passengers travelling from five Southern African countries in our global network.
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‘Omicron' variant spreads across Europe, new travel bans takes effect

‘Omicron' variant spreads across Europe, new travel bans takes effect

1 month ago   |   By Travel and Tour World

The omicron strain of the coronavirus is cropping up across Europe, with cases detected in two people in the United Kingdom, two in Germany and at least one in Italy, as the latest variant of concern spreads around the world.
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