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India too bans flight from and to UK. Spain, Portugal suspend flights from the UK. Further UAE adds to the list.
With EU ban total of 40 nations ban UK with variant of Coronavirus fear in sight. Some exodus fron London with NHS facilities overloaded.
On Monday, India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation suspended all flights originating from the United Kingdom until December 31. The suspension will come into effect at 11:59 pm on December 22. The announcement comes a day after several countries imposed travel restrictions from and to the UK owing to a new variant of COVID-19.
Civil Aviation Ministers Mr Hardeep Singh Puri temporary bans Indian airlines flight from and to UK from tomorrow upto 31 December 2020. UK is faced fresh variant of covid virus.
European countries ban flights from Britain due to more infectious new strain of coronavirus.Canada, Austria South Africa, Madrid, Australia. Romania, Bulgaria, Ireland, France.
Canada halts passenger flights from UK for 72 hours due to new virus strain. France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Ireland and Bulgaria have all announced restrictions on UK travel.
European countries have imposed travel bans on the UK after it reported a more-infectious coronavirus variant. Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium have decided to halt flights. An European Union meeting today will discuss a more co-ordinated response to the new challenge. The new variant has spread quickly in London and south-east England.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has introduced a new tier four level of restrictions for those areas, scrapping a planned relaxation of rules over the Christmas period. Top health officials said, the new variant is proving to be up to 70 percent more infectious. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said, the new strain is out of control and they have to get it under control. South America, Argentina, Chile, Colombia all suspended direct flights to and from the UK. Ecuador is also considering strengthening measures to control the spread of the virus.
Europe is expected to start a massive vaccination campaign after Christmas following the United States and Britain.