UK is nervous about an another mutated variety of the coronavirus. It causes great concern this week. From Friday 15 January, the UK will no longer allow travellers from Brazil and 15 other countries.
Grant Shapps, the UK transport minister, on Thursday evening on Twitter let know that the entry ban has been set up for all countries from South America and Portugal with strong ties with Brazil.
In a series of tweets that followed, but he also wrote that the Portuguese islands of Madeira and the Azores, Aruba, Qatar, Bonaire, St.Eustatius and Saba on the list.
I’ve taken the urgent decision to BAN ARRIVALS from ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, BOLIVIA, CAPE VERDE, CHILE, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, FRENCH GUIANA, GUYANA, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, PERU, SURINAME, URUGUAY AND VENEZUELA – from TOMORROW, 15 JAN at 4AM following evidence of a new variant in Brazil. 1/3
— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) January 14, 2021