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Avoid all travel to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mosambik ja Malawi

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
26.11.2021 14.39 | Published in English on 26.11.2021 at 16.00
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Based on the recommendations of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs recommends avoiding all travel to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mosambik and Malawi

Updated 29.11: Added to the list  Mosambik ja Malawi

A new variant of COVID-19, known as B.1.1.529, which has numerous mutations to the spike protein, has been detected in South Africa and Botswana. Due to the mutations, it is feared that the variant may spread effectively.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has updated its travel advice for individual countries.

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