Three more countries have placed restrictions on UK travellers tonight due to coronavirus, which effectively means that they are off-limits to most of us. This is on top of the Czech Republic which announced restrictions earlier today.
From Saturday, the United Kingdom will become a ‘Category 2’ country due to the spread of coronavirus here.
This means, should you choose to fly from the UK, you will be subject on arrival to:
“Self-isolation under telephone monitoring at home or premises to be suggested by Health Ministry (restrict close contact and movement, keep basic rules of hygiene and monitor and report symptoms to the call centre 1420) for 14 days”
Cyprus attempted to move the UK into Category 2 earlier this week but had to pull back after consternation from the local travel industry. The Government clearly believes that it now has no choice.
Oman is suspending all tourist visas for one month from Sunday 15th March.
All cruise ships have been banned from visiting, all sports activities have been curtailed and cinemas will be closed, amongst other measures.
Effective immediately, all visitors to Norway from outside the Nordic countries will be quarantined.
Most attractions, ski resorts, and venues are now closed, and most activities and events are cancelled. The ban will run until at least 26th March.
The Czech Republic will close its land borders to travellers crossing from Germany and Austria at midnight on Saturday (ie Friday night) as it struggles to deal with coronavirus.
The country will ban travel to and from 15 countries seen as posing a high risk of infection.
The list includes the UK, Italy, Sweden, Norway, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, China, Korea and Iran. The only exceptions will be for foreigners with residency in the Czech Republic and to cross-border workers.