New coronavirus variant: Canada to halt entry of UK flights

Passengers wait at Gatwick Airport in West Sussex, England, on Sunday after several European Union nations  banned flights from the UK in a bid to block a new strain of coronavirus sweeping across southern England. — AP
Passengers wait at Gatwick Airport in West Sussex, England, on Sunday after several European Union nations banned flights from the UK in a bid to block a new strain of coronavirus sweeping across southern England. — AP

Montreal - Entry of all commercial and private passenger flights from the United Kingdom suspended for 72 hours



By AFP

Published: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 6:17 AM

Canada will halt the entry of passenger flights from Britain for 72 hours, authorities announced, the latest nation to take action over a new fast-spreading strain of the virus in the UK.

“Given the high number of cases of a variant Covid-19 virus observed in some areas in the UK, the decision has been made to suspend entry into Canada of all commercial and private passenger flights from the United Kingdom for 72 hours,” said a statement from Canadian health authorities.


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