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UK’s updated ‘red list’ for travel causes more headaches for South Africans

The United Kingdom has added Ethiopia, Oman, Somalia and Qatar to its travel ‘red list’, to protect the country against new variants of Covid-19.

While South Africa remains on the original red list of countries, the update will cause additional headaches for travellers who were planning to fly to the UK indirectly through a connecting flight.

A BusinessTech reader indicated that he had to cancel his flight to the UK, which connected through Doha in Qatar, due to the new restrictions.

Visitors who have departed from or transited through these countries in the previous 10 days will be refused entry

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UK’s speedy vaccine rollout could open the door to Greek holidays



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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has raised hopes that British tourists will be able to visit the country this summer thanks to the UK’s speedy vaccine rollout. 

With tourism accounting for about a fifth of its GDP and employing one in five workers, Greece will be keen to see overseas visitors return as soon as possible, and Mr Mitsotakis told Reuters he was “cautiously optimistic” of a lucrative summer. 

“Essentially we are dependent on the pace of vaccination in our main markets,” he added, noting that Britain and Israel were leading the way. However, despite

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