UK bans 17 African nations from entering its territories.

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As part of the measures to curtail the spread of the deadly Covid 19 virus,the United kingdom has banned seventeen African countries from entering their territories.

This is according to a Department of Transport notice issued late last month.

The UK’s infections are soaring.
South Africa, one of Africans most impacted country when it comes to the virus is among the seventeen banned African countries. The Southern Africa region has chunk of countries followed by East Africa.
However, on record, Rwanda have protested against the measure.

Part of the notice reads,
“If you have been in or through any of the countries listed below in the last 10 days, you will be refused entry to the UK,” .
The UK is currently battling with one of the highest per capita coronavirus death rates in the world.

Affected African countries include,

Anola
Botswana
Burundi
Cape Verde
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Eswatini
Lesotho
Malawi
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Rwanda
Seychelles
South Africa
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe

This list of countries, called the ‘red list,’ contained a total of 33 countries. The sixteen remaining nations are below.

Affected non-African countries
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
French Guiana
Guyana
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores)
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Uruguay
Venezuela
Suriname

The British and Irish Nationals, or third country nationals with residence rights in the UK will be able to enter the UK. They must go through self-isolate for 10 days on arrival including their household. They cannot use the Test to Release scheme, the statement added.

 

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