The Spanish government on Tuesday announced another travel ban extension for travellers from the UK, Brazil and South Africa until at least 16 March, over the new Covid variants in those nations, news wires reported.
On Sunday, Greece extended incoming flight restrictions and obligatory self-isolation on international arrivals to 8 March. The Civil Aviation Authority (CYA) issued a new notice to airmen (notam), which among other rules the following needs to be met.
US President Joe Biden on Monday will re-impose a Covid-19 travel ban on most non-US citizens who have been in Britain, Brazil, Ireland and much of Europe, a White House official announced, as the new administration ramps up its pandemic response.
The surge of Covid-19 in Europe provoked new lockdowns and thus limited the travel options. The latter pressed down the expected recovery of the fuel market. Most of Europe is now under strictest restrictions, according to the Oxford stringency index quoted by Reuters, which assesses indicators such as school and workplace closures, and travel bans. In November only four European countries had imposed similar lockdowns.
Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry on Monday extended a ban on entry to the kingdom by air, land and sea for another week amid concerns over a fast-spreading variant of the new coronavirus, the state news agency SPA reported.
British government is working with France in an attempt to find a way to lift border closures that have snarled one of Europe’s most important trade routes just days before the Brexit cliff edge, Reuters reported.
Many European countries and rising number across the globe already have or are planning to ban travel from Britain in a bid to curb possible spread of a more contagious variant of Covid-19. The Netherlands and Belgium have already suspended flights to this destination, BBC reported. Trains between UK and Belgium have also been suspended.