Covid-19 variant

UK to close all travel corridors from Monday

Anyone flying into the country from overseas will have to show proof of a negative Covid test before setting off.

It comes as a ban on travellers from South America and Portugal came into force on Friday over concerns about a new variant identified in Brazil.

Boris Johnson said the new rules would be in place until at least 15 February.

A further 1,280 people with coronavirus have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive test, taking the total to 87,291.

Samoa maintains ban on travelers from UK and South Africa over new covid-19 variant

According to a statement issued by the Director General Health, Leausa Toleafoa Samau Dr Take Nasari, the ban applies to travelers originating from or transmitting through the UK and South Africa and it is effective immediately.

The statement released yesterday (Monday) said travelers and transiting passengers from Spain, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, France, Singapore, Nigeria, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, New Zealand and the United States.

Travelers from other countries will also be assessed on a case by case basis.