BRITS is banned from traveling to Germany amid an increase in Omicron cases.
Germany is the latest country to ban people from traveling to Britain over fears the variant will spread.
The rule went into effect at 11pm UK time – midnight German time – last night.
All visitors from the UK other than German citizens, residents and transit passengers are prohibited.
Everyone entering Germany from the UK, vaccinated or not, needs a negative PCR test and is required to self-isolate for 14 days.
The country’s public health agency, Robert-Koch-Institut, said the restrictions could last until January 3.
Other countries in Germany’s highest risk category include South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Yesterday, the UK recorded more than 82,000 cases of coronavirus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told Britons to get their booster shot as soon as possible, after long queues were seen at vaccine centers around the country.
The Sun is also urging readers to sign up for the Jabs Army campaign so that the rollout goes as smoothly and as quickly as possible.
Boosted shot is the best defense against Omicron, with early data showing it pushing efficiency up to 75%.
Dr Jenny Harries, UKHSA Chief Executive, said: “Once again, we urge everyone who is likely to receive a boost to come forward and do so. That is the best defense we have against this new highly contagious variant. “
A major incident has been declared in London on Saturday, where mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “extremely worried” about the extent of the infection.
He said public services would work together so the jabs program could continue – with fire crews allowed to drive ambulances as planned.
It means a whopping 11,361,387 cases have been reported overall in the UK since the pandemic began.
The latest statistics also show that another 45 deaths have occurred due to the homicide error.
It comes after France announced similar measures, banning non-essential travel to and from the UK.
There is a “requirement to have an essential reason to travel to or from the UK, for both unvaccinated and vaccinated people”.
French and EU citizens will still be able to return to France from the UK and passengers will be able to transit through France in less than 24 hours.
Paris has canceled their traditional New Year’s fireworks, and concerts and DJ appearances scheduled for the Champs-Elysées will no longer take place.
The Netherlands also announced that it will undergo a tough lockdown until mid-January.
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