Flights from Brazil could be banned over new Covid-19 variant



Passengers from Brazil could be denied entry to the UK in response to a new coronavirus variant in the South American country. The ban is expected to be discussed on Thursday at an afternoon meeting of the government’s key “Covid-O” committee which oversees restrictions. It has been reported that flights from Brazil’s 10 neighbouring countries – including Argentina and Peru – could also be halted. Meanwhile, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that new rules requiring travellers arriving in England to have a negative...

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