President of South Africa bans nationals from US, UK from entering into the country

President of South Africa bans nationals from US, UK from entering into the country

The president of South Africa has banned all nationals from the UK and the US due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Also, the ban extends to Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany and China — the countries the South African government capped as “high-risk”.

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The president, Cyril Ramaphosa, made this known while addressing the nation and the ban begins on March 18

He stated:

“We are imposing a travel ban on foreign nationals from high-risk

countries such as Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, the United States,

the United Kingdom and China as from 18 March 2020,

“Visa issuing to visitors from these countries cancelled from today and previously granted visas are hereby revoked.

“Effective immediately, South African citizens advised to refrain from all forms of travel to or

through the European Union, United States, United Kingdom and

other identified high-risk countries such as China, Iran and South Korea.

“Government will continue to regularly issue travel alerts referring to specific cities,

countries or regions as the situation evolves based on the risk level.

“Any person who has visited high-risk countries in the past 20 days will be denied a visa.

South African citizens returning from high-risk countries will subjected to

testing and self-isolation or quarantine on return to South Africa.

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