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Argentina, Chile and Colombia suspended direct flights to UK

Christian Fernsby |
In South America, Argentina, Chile and Colombia have all suspended direct flights to and from the UK.

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Ecuador is also considering strengthening measures to control the spread of the virus.

According to a joint statement published Sunday by the Argentinian Health and Interior Ministries, Argentina will only allow one more flight from Britain to land at the international airport in Buenos Aires on Monday morning.

Later flights have all been canceled.

The Chilean government announced on Twitter that all flights to and from the UK will be suspended, beginning on Tuesday, and that travelers who have been to the UK in the last 14 days would have to self-quarantine.

Colombian president Ivan Duque similarly announced that all flights between Colombia and the UK will be suspended, starting on Monday.

Travelers who have been to the UK in the last 14 days will also have to self-quarantine, upon entering Colombia.

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