Germany Extends UK and South Africa Travel Ban Until January 6

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Germany has extended the entry ban for travellers from the United Kingdom and South Africa until January 6.

 

The measure was taken because of a mutated version of the coronavirus that has been identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

On Sunday, Germany suspended air traffic from both countries until the end of the year. According to the British government, the corona mutation is much more contagious than the previously known variants of the virus.

Pharmaceuticals and experts believe that the existing vaccines will also work against the new mutation.

The Robert Kocht Institute’s boss, the German RIVM, said on Tuesday that it is still too early to assess the British mutation properly. According to him, more research is needed for this.

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