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

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

The new measures will require people who have visited Britain or South Africa within 14 days to quarantine for at least a week upon arrival in Guatemala.
Guatemala City | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 10:17 AM IST

Guatemala will restrict entry beginning on Wednesday to travelers who have recently visited Britain or South Africa in an effort to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus strain, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Monday.

The new measures will require people who have visited Britain or South Africa within 14 days to quarantine for at least a week upon arrival in Guatemala. Health minister Amelia Flores said the restrictions would initially last two months.

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