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Belgium bans arrivals from India, Brazil, South Africa

Christian Fernsby |
Belgium on Tuesday became the latest country to ban travel from India, Brazil and South Africa, major countries hit by fast-spreading coronavirus variants.

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"Passenger travel by air, train, boat, and bus, including transit traffic, from India, Brazil and South Africa to Belgium will be banned," Prime Minister Alexander de Croo announced in a statement.

"People with Belgian nationality and people who have their main residence in Belgium can return from India, Brazil, and South Africa to Belgium. They are strongly advised not to travel to these countries."

There will be some exceptions to the ban for essential travel by some transport workers and diplomats, but otherwise the ban will be strictly enforced.

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