Guatemala shuts doors for British, South African travellers over new Covid strain fears

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The new measures would require individuals who have visited Britain or South Africa inside 14 days to quarantine for a minimum of every week upon arrival in Guatemala.

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Updated: Dec 22, 2020, 10:17 IST

Medical Staff attend a affected person allegedly contaminated with the novel coronavirus, on the COVID-19 unit at San Juan de Dios hospital in Guatemala City. (AFP)

Guatemala will prohibit entry starting on Wednesday to vacationers who’ve lately visited Britain or South Africa in an effort to forestall the unfold of a new coronavirus strain, President Alejandro Giammattei mentioned on Monday.

The new measures would require individuals who have visited Britain or South Africa inside 14 days to quarantine for a minimum of every week upon arrival in Guatemala. Health minister Amelia Flores mentioned the restrictions would initially final two months.

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