December 21st According to a report by India’s ANI News Network on the 21st, the Indian government announced that it would ban flights from the United Kingdom from entering the country from the evening of the 22nd local time. ( Overseas Network Wang Xiluo)
India suspends all flights from the United Kingdom to India until December 31
According to the Times of India, considering the current epidemic situation in the United Kingdom, the Indian government suspended all flights from the United Kingdom to India until December 31.
On the 14th local time, Matt Hankow, the British Health Secretary, said that a new variant of the novel coronavirus is accelerating its spread in parts of England. On the 19th, Prime Minister Johnson said that the transmission of the virus after mutation was 70% higher than that of existing viral strains.
Previously, many countries, including Italy and Spain, have taken action.
Italy announced on the 20th that it would immediately suspend all flights to and from the United Kingdom until January 6 next year, and banned passengers who had stayed in the UK for 14 days from entering or transiting in Italy.
If the above passengers have entered the country, they need to contact the local health department for COVID-19 testing.
On December 20th local time, the Spanish Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement saying that the Spanish government had requested European Commission President von der Leyen and European Council President Michelle to take joint measures at the EU level to prevent flights from the United Kingdom from entering the EU.
According to Austria’s national radio and television station, on December 20 local time, Austria will prohibit flights from the United Kingdom from landing in the country in view of the increased risk of transmission of a new variant of the novel coronavirus in the United Kingdom.
On the 20th local time, Belgium stopped Eurostar Express trains to and from London. Meanwhile, Belgian Prime Minister De Cro announced that Belgium’s border with Britain would be temporarily closed from the 20th.