Britain deals with ending up being a global pariah as countries around the world think about harder travel constraints in a quote to keep out Britain’s ‘more deadly’ Covid stress.
EU leaders are said to be preparing a blue-print which could see travel banned from the UK to all of the union’s member states.
It come as the Netherlands is set to prohibit all guest flights and ferry travel from the UK tonight.
Portugal last night banned travel both to and from Britain due to fears over the brand-new version.
And more nations might now follow suit after Boris Johnson and leading clinical advisors warned the UK’s mutant pressure could be 30 percent more fatal than older variations of the virus.
Meanwhile, cases of the UK variant have today been confirmed in both America and Canada.
Officials in the Philippines, which had actually prohibited inbound UK flights over Christmas, said 16 cases of Britain’s mutant pressure had also been found.
EU leaders are stated to be drawing up a blue-print which could see travel prohibited from the UK to all of the union’s member states. Imagined: The UK Border at Heathrow was busy today regardless of numerous travel limitations
It come as the Netherlands is set to introduce brand-new restrictions from tonight on UK travel into the country, while Portugal last night prohibited travel both to and from Britain due to worries over the new variant. Envisioned: Tourists at the departure area at Heathrow today
One case of the UK strain had formerly been found on the South East Asian islands, the nation’s Department of Health said.
Which European countries are currently enforcing travel limitations on the UK
The EU is thinking about proposals which might see travel from the UK banned due to its Covid pressure. Here’s a list of the European nations which are currently enforcing constraints: Austria: All flights from the UK are banned up until January 24. Belgium: Visitors from the UK are only allowed for ‘vital reasons’ Bulgaria: Visitors from the UK are only permitted ‘important reasons’ Croatia: Travel from the UK is prohibited Czech Republic: Travel from the UK is banned to all however to Czech nationals and those with residency status Denmark: Travellers from the UK are just enabled a small number of vital factors Finland: Travel from the UK is banned France: Only vital travel. Those travelling from the UK must offer an unfavorable test taken up to 3 days prior to departure Georgia: UK residents are not permitted to get in Germany: Tourists from the UK are only permitted ‘essential factors’ Greece: Travel for UK residents is prohibited. Nationals can return, however need to take a Covid test 72 hours before travel Hungary: Travellers from the UK are only allowed for ‘vital factors’ – including for service or sporting events. Iceland: Visitors from the UK are just enabled ‘necessary reasons’ Italy: Tourists from the UK are only permitted ‘important factors’ or if they are citizens Liechtenstein: Just citizens are allowed to return from the UK Luxembourg: Travel from the UK is banned Malta: Travel from the UK is banned, apart from for Maltese citizens Moldova: Flights are allowed however a 14 day duration of seclusion is required Netherlands: All flights and ferryboat services from the UK are prohibited Norway: UK nationals are prohibited apart from for exceptional factors Portugal: All flights to and from Portugal are prohibited Romania: Travel is only permitted necessary reasons – this can be overturned if a person has had a vaccine more than 10 days before Russia: Flights from the UK to Russia are prohibited Switzerland: Travel is just permitted Swiss locals Slovakia: Travel is only permitted necessary factors Spain: Travel is allowed, but you must have a negative PCR test up to 72 hours prior to flying Sweden: Travel from the UK is banned apart from exceptions Ukraine: Those travelling from the UK needs to provide a negative test taken up to 48 hours prior to departure Advertisement
But officials state an additional 12 cases have actually now been found in the Bontoc Mountain area, one case in the La Trinidad location and one case in Calamba City.
Another 2 cases are said to have been generated from Lebanon, health authorities say.
In Canada’s Nova Scotia area health chiefs have today reported one validated case of the UK variant and another of the South African version.
In New Jersey, US, officials today reported their very first two cases of the UK Covid strain.
On the other hand EU leaders have supposedly drawn-up a travel plan that could result in a restriction on guests from the UK.
EU authorities held discussions this week over border controls, consisting of between member states, with brand-new measures set to be revealed on Monday.
These might include restrictions on travel from nations outside the bloc, such as the UK.
The European commission president Ursula von der Leyen said member states were ‘complimentary to enforce further-reaching momentary bans on entry and on carrying passengers going into from 3rd countries with virus alternative locations’.
The Netherlands are one nation to impose tighter restrictions – banning passenger flights and ferryboats from the UK and Northern Ireland from tonight.
A declaration on the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today: ‘This is one of the measures taken by the cabinet to avoid the spread of brand-new variants of the corona infection from abroad.
‘ This means that after that time you can no longer fly straight to the Netherlands.
‘ From that date, passengers can no longer travel by ferryboat from England to the Netherlands.
‘ This restriction on flying and mooring will most likely be raised when quarantine becomes mandatory by Dutch law.’
The move follows a choice by Portugal to suspended flights to and from the UK.
It comes as the Prime Minister and his science chiefs tonight made the stunning claim that the Kent version of the coronavirus might be 30 per cent more fatal than older versions of the virus.
The trio presented a mixed bag at the Downing Street press conference tonight as they sounded optimism about a recent decline in infections however alerted the brand-new variant might lead to greater death rates in the coming weeks and months.
Describing the danger change aloud without providing information to prove the terrifying development after it was dripped to ITV political editor Robert Peston prior to the briefing, chief clinical consultant Sir Patrick Vallance said that health center information had actually suggested the variant might increase the danger of death for a male his 60s from 1 per cent to 1.3 per cent, but he confessed ‘the evidence is not yet strong’.
A 30 percent boost in the danger of death does not imply 30 percent of people will pass away, but is a relative increase, Sir Patrick described.
The doom-mongering came despite an array of data that showed the second wave appears to have peaked already and be coming under control, although SAGE alerted there are still ‘alarmingly high’ levels of infection.
SAGE today stated Britain’s R rate has fallen listed below the vital level of one as separate professionals approximated daily cases have cut in half in a fortnight and the Department of Health’s own stats reveal daily infections have actually fallen every day for almost two weeks.
Another 40,261 positive tests were tape-recorded today, down nearly 30 percent in a week. Authorities also recorded 1,401 fatalities, up simply 9.5 percent on last Friday.
The modification of tone in Government messaging comes as, Prime Minister Mr Johnson, England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty, and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government Sir Patrick Vallance presented a mixed bag of news at the Downing Street press conference tonight
Defying mounting pressure to dedicate to alleviating the current steps, Mr Johnson warned today that the NHS is still under big pressure and the curbs will just be raised when it is ‘safe’.
Downing Street was cautioned it deals with the ‘mother of all battles’ next month when it has to go over relaxing the constraints.
The 70-strong Covid Recovery Group of Conservative MPs is prompting the government to start raising the lockdown no behind March 8 – when vaccines given to the most susceptible groups must have worked.
However No10’s refusal to provide an exact day for when lockdown will end may have been fuelled by stressing findings from researchers feeding into SAGE who sounded the alarm about the possible increased death danger of the variant.
‘Teacher Lockdown’ Neil Ferguson, the Imperial College London epidemiologist whose grim modelling cautioned hundreds of countless Britons could die without action back in March, told ITV it is a ‘realistic possibility’ the new variant increases the risk of death.
The version has actually currently been spotted in 60 countries, including the US, Australia, India, China and Saudi Arabia. However the Government’s top clinical consultants believe the present crop of vaccines will work against the variant – but might be less efficient against other South African and Brazilian anomalies.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has actually sensationally claimed to travel representatives in a personal zoom call that vaccines might be 50 percent less efficient on the South African version, claiming that the information remained in the public domain but confessed ‘I wouldn’t say this in public’ as he stopped working to offer proof, MailOnline revealed today.
And grim figures laying bare the other economically-crippling side of lockdown expose company activity has fallen much more than expected this month, leaving the UK looking down the barrel of a double dip economic downturn.
Number 10 borrowed more than ₤ 34billion in December – the 3rd greatest monthly overall ever – as it scrambles to keep millions of tasks and stricken firms afloat while tax earnings decrease.
Instead Cabinet ministers are involved in an unseemly squabble over whether to pump up financial backing even more and strengthen guidelines at UK borders.
A leaked strategy from Matt Hancock’s Department of Health would see everybody who evaluates positive for coronavirus offered ₤ 500 in money to self-isolate.
The idea, which could cost half a billion pounds a week, is indicated to reinforce low levels of compliance – but officials at Rishi Sunak’s Treasury branded it ‘bonkers’, while No10 successfully disowned the proposal, saying the PM had not seen it.
Meanwhile, the powerful Covid O Cabinet committee is due to made a decision on presenting ‘quarantine hotels’ next week – with all arrivals possibly required to separate for 10 days at airports in a quote to prevent more Covid ‘super-strains’ being imported.