Guatemala to restrict entry to travelers from Britain, South Africa

PUBLISHED: Tue, 22 Dec 2020 02:38:42 GMT


GUATEMALA CITY, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Guatemala will restrict entry beginning on Wednesday to travelers who have recently visited Britain or South Africa in an effort to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus strain, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Monday.

The new measures will require people who have visited Britain or South Africa within 14 days to quarantine for at least a week upon arrival in Guatemala. Health minister Amelia Flores said the restrictions would initially last two months. (Reporting by Sofia Menchu; Writing by Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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