UK Bans Passengers From Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo to Control Spread of COVID-19 Variant

January 22, 2021 Updated: January 22, 2021

Britain is banning all arrivals from Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo from Friday to stop the spread of the South Africa COVID-19 variant, transport secretary Grant Shapps said in a tweet on Thursday.

“All passengers from these countries except British & Irish Nationals and third country nationals with residents rights will be denied entry,” Shapps wrote in his tweet.

By Aishwarya Nair