US to impose travel restrictions on eight southern African countries

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USA It will impose travel restrictions on eight southern African countries in response to the new Covid-19 variant, a government official quoted by Reuters said. The new travel restrictions will ban most foreign nationals from the United States who have been to those countries in the past 14 days, the official said, and will take effect on Monday.

The travel restrictions will be for South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi, the official said, adding that the new travel restrictions are being implemented as a precaution. The restrictions do not apply to US citizens and lawful permanent residents, the official said, adding that the United States may add additional countries to the list of travel restrictions if the variant is extended.

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