Coronavirus travel ban: Mink mutation fears mean arrivals from to UK Denmark banned | Travel News | Travel

However, those who return will be asked to self isolate for 14 days and additionally so will their household members.

The Government statement, put together by the Department for Transport and Grant Shapps MP read: “The Government has responded urgently to the latest developments by bringing in a number of measures.

“From 4am, Saturday 7 November 2020, the Home Office is implementing immigration powers meaning visitors arriving into the UK from Denmark will not be permitted entry into the UK.

“This excludes freight and hauliers.

“The decision to act quickly follows the release of further information from health authorities in Denmark reporting widespread outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19) in mink farms, with a variant strain of the virus spreading to some local communities.”

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