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Belgium imposes ban on British travellers over Delta variant concerns

Belgium will impose a ban on British travellers to their country over fears of the spread of the Delta variant, first identified in India.

Britain is among 27 other nations who will be banned from entering Belgium, which will come into effect no later than June 27th.

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The Delta Covid-19 variant has caused the UK to delay the lifting of lockdown restrictions, which were due to be lifted tomorrow.

Under Belgium’s restrictions, only EU members will be permitted to enter the country.

South Africa, India and Brazil are already banned from entering Belgium.

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The only exceptions for travellers entering from banned countries will be those of diplomats on essential work and transport personnel.

Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke said the Belgian government did not want to jeopardise made by the Belgian people as there vaccination programme continues to role out.

“Britain is five weeks ahead of us in their vaccination drive and they had to postpone their plans to lift restrictions,” he said.

“But this is a temporary situation that will be re-evaluated regularly.”

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