countries at risk of joining the red list before Christmas – .

countries at risk of joining the red list before Christmas – .

Countries around the world are tightening entry restrictions as the new Omicron variant continues to spread.
About 20 countries are reporting cases of the strain which has been labeled a ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health Organization (WHO) due to the number of mutations it has.

So far, the UK has banned travel from 10 southern African countries and has reintroduced PCR testing for all arrivals.

Read more: Latest COVID rules for France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and the United States

Visitors to South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia will have to pay £ 2,235 to self-quarantine at a managed hotel by the government for 10 days, reports LancsLive.

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The next review of the travel list is expected to take place just before Christmas, with experts predicting more destinations could come under the tightest restrictions.

We’ve rounded up the countries most at risk of being redlisted later this month, including those reporting high numbers of Omicron cases and high volumes of cases overall.

Which countries could be added to the red list?

Neither Malawi, Israel, Hong Kong or Belgium are currently on the red list, but there are fears they will be added in the future if cases continue to rise in those countries.

If Omicron sows the seeds well and depending on the actions these countries take, they may soon be added to the Red List.

So far, most countries are reporting less than 10 cases of the new Omicron variant, with the UK currently reporting the highest number of confirmed cases outside southern Africa.

All figures correct as of November 29, via ITV.

  • United Kingdom (22)
  • Netherlands (13)
  • Botswana (15)
  • Portugal (13)
  • France (8)
  • Australia (3)
  • Germany (3)
  • Denmark (2)
  • Hong-Kong (2)
  • Canada (2)
  • Italy (1)
  • Belgium (1)
  • Czech Republic (1)
  • Spain (1)
  • Israel (1)
  • Japan (1)

Which countries have the worst rates of Covid?

Figures collected by the New York Times show that the Cayman Islands have the highest number of cases per 100,000 population.

Data shows that several European countries, including Croatia and Austria, are reporting high numbers of cases.

All case numbers are correct as of this day (December 1), via The New York Times.

  • Cayman Islands (216 cases per 100,000 population)
  • Slovakia (203)
  • Czech Republic (177)
  • Andorra (143)
  • Belgium (142)
  • Liechtenstein (134)
  • Austria (129)
  • Netherlands (126)
  • Croatia (111)
  • Gibraltar (107)


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