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Australia: Which countries have already implemented travel restrictions because of Corona variant Omikron

Fears new Covid super-variant Omicron ALREADY is already in Australia

  Fears new Covid super-variant Omicron ALREADY is already in Australia Health Minister Greg Hunt on Saturday announced Australia would be joining Europe and the US in closing its borders to nine southern African countries to stop the new variant from entering the country. There are though 20 returned travellers quarantining in the Northern Territory who were repatriated from South Africa last week - one of whom has tested positive to Covid.Health officials in the Northern Territory are expected to confirm whether or not the infected case has the hyper-virulent new variant later on Saturday evening.

To the new corona virus variant Omikron curb, some countries have imposed travel restrictions. Israel and Japan about closing their borders to all visitors from abroad. In Britain, new entry requirements apply. An overview.

  Welche Länder bereits Reisebeschränkungen wegen Corona-Variante Omikron erlassen haben © Getty Images

The developments around the Corona pandemic have taken in recent days again a turn that is true pessimistic. In South Africa, a new virus variant was discovered that Omikron is called. The World Health Organization is alarmed and classifies Omikron "worrying" one. So far, the mutation of the Corona virus, little is known about the condition. For travelers Omikron means above all: many new rules and travel restrictions.

What you need to know about the omicron variant

  What you need to know about the omicron variant Omicron is the newest Covid-19 “variant of concern,” according to the World Health Organization.Though the variant’s existence was first reported by South Africa, it has also been found in Belgium, Botswana, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom, meaning the variant has already spread — though how far is unclear, as new cases continue cropping up around the world.

travel restrictions because of Omikron in Israel and Japan

in Israel were completely closed the borders to visitors from abroad. This rule applies since Sunday night (November 28). Even vaccinated Israelis have after returning from abroad for three days in quarantine.

Even after Japan allowed since Tuesday enter no more tourists November 30, as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, according to "The Japan Times " announced on 29 November.

New entry regulations in the UK

in the UK were also tightened travel restrictions due to the mutant Omikron. Upon entry to the UK travelers now have to be carried out a PCR test. Due this is later than the end of the second day after arrival. Until a negative result, tourists have quarantined. The regulation also applies to persons who already have full vaccine protection.

Fauci warns arrival of Omicron variant in the US is 'inevitable'

  Fauci warns arrival of Omicron variant in the US is 'inevitable' Omicron variant still hasn't arrived in the US after the White House banned travel to 8 African nations on Friday, tanking the Dow. Anthony Fauci said today that the new COVID strain is 'inevitable.''The fifth wave, or the magnitude of any increase... will really be dependent upon what we do in the new few weeks to a couple months,' Fauci said on CBS's 'Face the Nation' today.

The entry regulations are initially valid for three weeks. Then one wants to review it again, informed the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a press conference . In addition, now a mask requirement applies again in shops and transport across the UK. Finally, the wearing of masks has been prescribed only sporadically.

Morocco stops air traffic

Morocco also takes account of the mutant and sets the same air traffic completely. From short (November 29) before midnight on Monday night no flights then allowed to land more in Morocco. First, this measure is scheduled for two weeks.

return trips from Southern Africa

After approval of the federal government apply in addition to South Africa, now Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Eswatini, Malawi and Lesotho as a virus variant areas. A ban on flights to these countries do not exist currently but. In the future, the EU citizens is unlikely. As German citizens and people living in Germany can be flown from southern Africa, for example. After returning a quarantine duty for two weeks applies to them - even if they are vaccinated or recovered.

On entry of a virus variant territory to Germany, as well as a negative test result is needed. are allowed antigen rapid tests that are more than 24 hours old, or have been carried out before entry PCR tests that a maximum of 72 hours. Also, a digital entry registration is mandatory. Also interesting

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DRUST Fears Omikron Problem in Germany from January - and dampens the hope for a pandemic end in the spring .
of the virologist Christian's premium fears from the beginning of the year's difficulties with the omikron variant of the Coronavirus also in this country. "The virus will grow in Germany too," said the scientist from the Berlin Charité on Tuesday in the podcast "Coronavirus-Update" at NDR Info. "I think of January we will have a problem with Omikron in Germany." This problem can last until the summer, he warned. In South Africa, the growth rates were high despite the summer there.

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