October 7, 2022

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US and Canada announce entry restrictions on South Africa-Belgium

US and Canada announce entry restrictions on South Africa-Belgium

(Belka) The United States and Canada are taking steps to respond to the new, alarming corona variant Omigron. Both countries close their borders to travelers coming from South African countries.

The United States today announced that it will close its borders to travelers from eight South African countries. From Monday, people from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland (Ezwatini), Zimbabwe and South Africa will be barred from entering the United States, a U.S. official said. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents and those subject to other special exemptions can enter the country. The White House talks about precautionary measures. Canada also closes its borders to the seven South African countries where the new variant was established. These are Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland (Ezwatini), Zimbabwe and South Africa. Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said, “We must act quickly to protect Canadians. Many countries, including Belgium, have already introduced travel restrictions in response to the Corona variant first identified in South Africa. Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbrook (Wurrod) announced today that there is a confirmed case in Belgium as well. Joseph Fahla, South Africa’s health minister, said travel restrictions were unfair and contrary to WHO standards. Although initial studies indicate that the new variant may be more contagious, he believes corona vaccines will do their job. (Belgium)

The United States today announced that it will close its borders to travelers from eight South African countries. From Monday, people from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland (Ezwatini), Zimbabwe and South Africa will be barred from entering the United States, a U.S. official said. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents and those subject to other special exemptions can enter the country. The White House talks about precautionary measures. Canada also closes its borders to the seven South African countries where the new variant was established. These are Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland (Ezwatini), Zimbabwe and South Africa. Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said, “We must act quickly to protect Canadians. Many countries, including Belgium, have already introduced travel restrictions in response to the Corona variant first identified in South Africa. Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbrook (Wurrod) announced today that there is a confirmed case in Belgium as well. Joseph Fahla, South Africa’s health minister, said travel restrictions were unfair and contrary to WHO standards. Although initial studies indicate that the new variant may be more contagious, he believes corona vaccines will do their job. (Belgium)

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