SA back on UK travel red list

Passengers arrive with luggage at the Terminal 5 international arrivals hall at London Heathrow Airport in west London

Justin Tallis / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The United Kingdom has temporarily banned flights from South Africa and five of its neighbours.

The UK says it's concerned over the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant.

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Travel restrictions will be imposed from Friday.

Travelllers from South Africa will need to quarantine upon arrival in the UK.



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